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3-D–Printed Ethoscopes Lower Barriers to Large-Scale Fly Behavior Studies
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2018
The DIY devices collect data and enable light stimulation, chamber agitation, and gas infusion.
Infographic: A 3-D–Printed Ethoscope
Ruth Williams | Dec 31, 2017
The instrument presents a new option for researchers working on large-scale fly behavior studies.
Giant Petri Dish Displays Evolution in Space and Time
Jenny Rood | Sep 8, 2016
bacteria spread over increasingly concentrated antibiotics, researchers discover novel evolutionary pathways that confer resistance.
Kerry Grens | Jul 20, 2016
3-D printed components allow researchers to construct custom-made instruments.
Top 10 Runners Up
Staff | Dec 1, 2015
Meet some of the products that nearly cracked the Top 10 Innovations of 2015.
Agar Shortage Limits Lab Supplies
Kerry Grens | Nov 24, 2015
One large provider says the shortfall should clear up by early 2016.
Opinion: Bioinformatics Software: A Buyer’s Guide
David R. Smith | Sep 2, 2014
How to choose programs that suit your lab’s ’omics analysis needs
Lab Tubes Contaminated with Virus
Kerry Grens | Sep 20, 2013
A novel virus thought to have come from human samples appears to have been derived from seawater during the manufacture of tubes used to extract DNA.
Megan Scudellari | Mar 1, 2013
Fueled by donations, sweat, and occasional dumpster diving, community laboratories for DIY biologists are cropping up around the country.
Campaign Fights Lab Sloppiness
Jef Akst | Sep 28, 2011
"Scientists Against Sample Abuse" aims to raise awareness about the importance of consistency when it comes to handling biological samples.