online gaming, microbiology, genetics & genomics
The Fungus Among Us
Bob Grant | Jun 11, 2012
Researchers find a slew of new fungal species inhabiting the human gut, and suggest a link to an inflammatory bowel disease.
Oil Spill Changes Microbe Communities
Jef Akst | Jun 8, 2012
The beaches around the Gulf of Mexico harbor different nematodes, protists and fungi now than they did before the Deepwater Horizon disaster in April 2010.
Camel Pharmacies?
Hayley Dunning | Jun 4, 2012
Researchers create transgenic cells that may help camels produce milk full of therapeutic proteins.
Rapid Bird Flu Test
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 4, 2012
New PCR assay can detect more than 40 strains of H5N1 in a single go.
Gene Patent Stirs Controversy
Bob Grant | Jun 4, 2012
A genetic testing company fields concerns that their latest gene patent goes against their "core beliefs" regarding access to genetic information.
Interfering with Resistance
Hannah Waters | Jun 1, 2012
Drug efficacy and resistance mechanisms shine a light on how drugs enter cells, which could facilitate the development of new sleeping-sickness treatments. 
Sohini Ramachandran: Population Tracker
Megan Scudellari | Jun 1, 2012
Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University. Age: 30
Targeting DNA
Targeting DNA
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2012
After 20 years of high-profile failure, gene therapy is finally well on its way to clinical approval.
Microbiology Goes High-Tech
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jun 1, 2012
Out with toothpicks and pipettors; in with automation.
From Bones to Brains
Hannah Waters | Jun 1, 2012
With the help of a mother, one researcher uncovered a common link between autism and a devastating bone disease.