Bacterial Genetics Could Help Researchers Block Interplanetary Contamination
Bacterial Genetics Could Help Researchers Block Interplanetary Contamination
Identifying microbes from Earth that can survive on spacecraft may help scientists eliminate them from future space missions and from searches for extraterrestrial life.
Bacterial Genetics Could Help Researchers Block Interplanetary Contamination
Bacterial Genetics Could Help Researchers Block Interplanetary Contamination

Identifying microbes from Earth that can survive on spacecraft may help scientists eliminate them from future space missions and from searches for extraterrestrial life.

Identifying microbes from Earth that can survive on spacecraft may help scientists eliminate them from future space missions and from searches for extraterrestrial life.

histology, genetics & genomics, microbiology
The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs
The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2018
Scientists have engineered swine that pollute less, fend off disease, and produce more meat, but you won’t find them outside experimental farms . . . yet.
Scientists Can’t Agree on What’s Making Pistachio Trees Sick
Scientists Can’t Agree on What’s Making Pistachio Trees Sick
Catherine Offord | Aug 1, 2018
A new study ignites debate on the cause of pistachio bushy top syndrome, a disease that has crippled farms in California, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Mars Has a Lake of Liquid Water: Study
Mars Has a Lake of Liquid Water: Study
Ashley Yeager | Jul 25, 2018
Radar data indicate that the Red Planet’s southern polar ice sheets cover a 20-kilometer-wide body of water.
Genes Explain About 11 Percent of Differences in Years of Education
Genes Explain About 11 Percent of Differences in Years of Education
Shawna Williams | Jul 24, 2018
The influence of genetic variants tops that of socioeconomic status.
Studies Unveil Hidden Ties Between Epilepsy Gene and Autism
Studies Unveil Hidden Ties Between Epilepsy Gene and Autism
Jessica Wright | Jul 24, 2018
Scientists are finding patterns in symptoms among a handful of people with mutations in HNRNPU.
Genomics Company Human Longevity Sues J. Craig Venter Institute
Genomics Company Human Longevity Sues J. Craig Venter Institute
Ashley Yeager | Jul 23, 2018
Genetics pioneer Craig Venter is not named as a defendant, but the company he founded alleges that he stole trade secrets.
Oldest Evidence of Terrestrial Life on a Young Earth
Oldest Evidence of Terrestrial Life on a Young Earth
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 23, 2018
Microbes were living on land as early as 3.22 billion years ago, fossilized rocks show, 500 million years earlier than previously documented.
Two Fungal Species—One Pathogenic, One Benign—Are Actually the Same
Two Fungal Species—One Pathogenic, One Benign—Are Actually the Same
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 19, 2018
Under one name the species is used in food fermentation, and under the other it is a drug-resistant cause of yeast infections.
CRISPR Is Overcome When Viruses Gang Up on Bacteria
CRISPR Is Overcome When Viruses Gang Up on Bacteria
Kerry Grens | Jul 19, 2018
Phages that die during bacterial invasion help other viruses defeat the microbes’ immune responses.