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Sold on Symbiosis
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 1, 2015
A love of the ocean lured Nicole Dubilier into science; gutless sea worms and their nurturing bacterial symbionts keep her at the leading edge of marine microbiology.
Antibiotics and the Gut Microbiome
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 30, 2015
Antibiotics given to infant mice may have long-term effects on the animals’ metabolism and gut microbiota.
Prokaryotic Microbes with Eukaryote-like Genes Found
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 6, 2015
Deep-sea microbes possess hallmarks of eukaryotic cells, hinting at a common ancestor for archaea and eukaryotes.
Hiding in Plain Sight
Kim Smuga-Otto | Mar 31, 2015
Researchers using metagenomics and single-cell sequencing identify a potential new bacterial phylum.
Kelly Rae Chi | Aug 1, 2014
A tour of the newest software and strategies for analyzing microbial and viral communities
Cellular Engineering in Context
Ahmad S. Khalil, Timothy K. Lu, Caleb J. Bashor | Aug 1, 2013
Designing circuits in living cells is messy business.
Caleb J. Bashor, Timothy K. Lu, Ahmad S. Khalil | Aug 1, 2013
Cellular “tinkering” is critical for establishing a new engineering discipline that will lead to the next generation of technologies based on life’s building blocks.
Isolating Genomes from the Masses
Jef Akst | Feb 6, 2012
Researchers find a way to determine the sequence of a single species from metagenomics data of entire microbial communities.