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Mislabeled Genomes to be Fixed
Kerry Grens | Sep 29, 2015
Conference elicits buzz about the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s efforts to clean up genome entries.
FDA Warns Liquid Biopsy Maker
Bob Grant | Sep 25, 2015
The agency fires off a letter to Pathway Genomics, telling the company that its new cancer detection test could harm the public and is not validated by science.
Local Microbes Give Wine Character
Ruth Williams | Sep 24, 2015
Yeast strains from different regions of New Zealand generate wines with varying chemistries.
Duke Cardiologist Tapped to Lead FDA
Bob Grant | Sep 17, 2015
The Obama administration has nominated Robert Califf, a researcher who conducted large clinical trials, as the next person to head the country’s drug approval agency.
Skin Microbes Help Clear Infection
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 16, 2015
In a small study, researchers find a link between an individual’s skin microbiome and the ability to clear a bacterial infection.
Traditional Medicine for Leishmaniasis
Kerry Grens | Sep 14, 2015
A plant used in traditional Mayan remedies to cure the parasitic infection produces a potent compound.
Another Ancient Giant Virus Discovered
Tracy Vence | Sep 14, 2015
From the same Siberian permafrost where three others were previously discovered, scientists find a fourth type of giant virus.
Telltale Mouth Microbes
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 9, 2015
The composition of the plaque microbiome can reveal a child’s risk of dental caries months before the decay appears, according to a study.
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Jef Akst | Sep 8, 2015
Adapting to Elevated CO
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Sep 1, 2015
High carbon dioxide levels can irreversibly rev up a cyanobacterium’s ability to fix nitrogen over the long term, a study finds.