News & Opinion
Top 10 Innovations
Cell & Molecular Biology
Disease & Medicine
Ecology & Environment
Genetics & Genomics
Pharma & Biotech
Image of the Day
Quick and Cheap Zika Detection
Ruth Williams | May 3, 2017
A heat block, a truck battery, and a novel RNA amplification assay make for in-the-field surveillance of the virus.
New Test for Zika OKed
Kerry Grens | Mar 22, 2016
The US Food and Drug Administration gave emergency approval for a combination diagnostic that can distinguish between Zika, dengue, and chikungunya infections.
Another Lyme Disease–Causing Bacterium Found
Tracy Vence | Feb 9, 2016
Scientists discover another species of
in the U.S.
Tracy Vence | Jul 22, 2014
Researchers detect traces of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in the air of a barn housing an infected camel.
The Sooner, The Better
Nicholette Zeliadt | Jul 1, 2014
New approaches to diagnosing bacterial infections may one day allow the identification of pathogens and their antibiotic susceptibility in a matter of hours or minutes.
FlashTaq Hot-Start Taq DNA Polymerase
Empirical Bioscience | Jun 2, 2014
New FlashTaq from Empirical Bioscience Offers Specificity and Stability for PCR.
Opinion: Science Counterculture
Usha Nair | Dec 9, 2013
On taking DIYbio to the next level
PCR: Past, Present, & Future
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Dec 1, 2013
Highlights from a webinar held by
to celebrate 30 years of PCR: the technique's invention, quantitative real-time PCR, and digital PCR
Focus on the Host
Tracy Vence | Sep 18, 2013
A patient response-based gene expression signature can distinguish respiratory infections caused by viruses from those of bacterial or fungal origin.
Science Loses Two More
Kate Yandell | Mar 6, 2013
Oncologist Jane C. Wright and physics Nobel-winner Donald Glaser have died.