Synthetic Bacteria Help Treat Phenylketonuria in Mice
The genetically engineered probiotic, already in clinical trials, may ease patients’ strict dietary regimes.
Synthetic Bacteria Help Treat Phenylketonuria in Mice
Synthetic Bacteria Help Treat Phenylketonuria in Mice

The genetically engineered probiotic, already in clinical trials, may ease patients’ strict dietary regimes.

The genetically engineered probiotic, already in clinical trials, may ease patients’ strict dietary regimes.

collaboration, synthetic biology, DNA sequencing
Researchers Fuse Chromosomes to Create New Yeast Strains
Researchers Fuse Chromosomes to Create New Yeast Strains
Diana Kwon | Aug 1, 2018
Saccharomyces cerevisiae showed only minor alterations in growth and gene expression when its 16 chromosomes were combined.
Caffeine-Triggered Cells Help Control Blood Sugar in Diabetic Mice
Caffeine-Triggered Cells Help Control Blood Sugar in Diabetic Mice
Diana Kwon | Jun 20, 2018
Scientists engineered human cells to produce a molecule that stimulates insulin secretion in the presence of caffeine.
Companies to Help People Sell or Rent Out Their Health Data
Companies to Help People Sell or Rent Out Their Health Data
Catherine Offord | Jun 5, 2018
Luna DNA, Nebula Genomics, and other “bio-brokers” will allow customers to make money by granting access to their genetic and personal information for research purposes.
Surveying Biodiversity with Leeches
Surveying Biodiversity with Leeches
Diana Kwon | Jun 1, 2018
Scientists are searching for signatures of mammals within the blood meals of the invertebrates.
Meet the Leechmeister
Meet the Leechmeister
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2018
See the American Museum of Natural History curator Mark Sidall explain his fascination with leeches, which he and other scientists are using to infer biodiversity in some far-flung places.
Bioluminescent Bacteria in a Wifi Pill Track Gut Health in Pigs
Bioluminescent Bacteria in a Wifi Pill Track Gut Health in Pigs
Kerry Grens | May 24, 2018
The micro-bio-electronic device combines bacteria that can detect certain molecules along with wifi-connected electrical outputs.
Exome Sequencing Helps Crack Rare Disease Diagnosis
Exome Sequencing Helps Crack Rare Disease Diagnosis
Amanda B. Keener | May 1, 2018
Clinical analyses of patients’ gene sequences are helping to provide answers where none were available before.
Harvard Teaching and Research Assistants Vote to Unionize
Harvard Teaching and Research Assistants Vote to Unionize
Jim Daley | Apr 23, 2018
The decision affects about 5,000 graduate students at the university who are eligible to join the union.
Neanderthal Genomes Hint at Species’s Population History
Neanderthal Genomes Hint at Species’s Population History
Ashley Yeager | Mar 22, 2018
DNA analysis gives clues to how the ancient hominin’s population split and how they interacted with modern humans.