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CRISPR Antidotes Galore
CRISPR Antidotes Galore
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 13, 2016
Anti-CRISPR proteins are prevalent in phage genomes and bacterial mobile genetic elements, researchers show.
Lu on Syn Bio
Lu on Syn Bio
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016
MIT researcher and Scientist to Watch Timothy Lu talks about the value of cross-disciplinary approaches in bringing synthetic biology into the clinic.
Timothy Lu: Niche Perfect
Timothy Lu: Niche Perfect
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2016
Associate Professor, Departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Biological Engineering, MIT. Age: 35
Viral Soldiers
Viral Soldiers
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2016
Phage therapy to combat bacterial infections is garnering attention for the second time in 100 years, but solid clinical support for its widespread use is still lacking.
There’s CRISPR in Your Yogurt
There’s CRISPR in Your Yogurt
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2015
We’ve all been eating food enhanced by the genome-editing tool for years.
Abundant, Widespread Virus Discovered
Abundant, Widespread Virus Discovered
Jef Akst | Jul 29, 2014
Scientists identify a bacteriophage that is highly abundant in the gut bacteria of people around the world.
Going Viral
Going Viral
Breeann Kirby and Jeremy J. Barr | Sep 1, 2013
Bacteriophages shuttle genes between diverse ecosystems.
Going Viral
Going Viral
Breeann Kirby and Jeremy J. Barr | Sep 1, 2013
From therapeutics to gene transfer, bacteriophages offer a sustainable and powerful method of controlling microbes.
The Making of a Trait
Megan Scudellari | Jan 26, 2012
Populations of organisms acquire beneficial traits repeatedly and rapidly through co-evolution with other species and through gene interaction.