Romney, microbiology, evolution
Week in Review: September 5–9
Week in Review: September 5–9
Jef Akst | Sep 9, 2016
Environmental magnetite in the human brain; prion structure takes shape; watching E. coli evolve in real time; learning from others’ behavior 
Giant Petri Dish Displays Evolution in Space and Time
Giant Petri Dish Displays Evolution in Space and Time
Jenny Rood | Sep 8, 2016
As E. coli bacteria spread over increasingly concentrated antibiotics, researchers discover novel evolutionary pathways that confer resistance.
Promoting Protein Partnerships
Promoting Protein Partnerships
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2016
Scientists generate new protein-protein interactions at an impressive PACE.
Protein or Perish
Protein or Perish
Ruth Williams | Aug 31, 2016
A bacteriophage must evolve certain variants of a protein or die.
Extinct River Dolphin Species Discovered
Extinct River Dolphin Species Discovered
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 16, 2016
Overlooked for half a century, a skull in the Smithsonian collection points to a dolphin species that lived 25 million years ago, according to a study.
Using RNA to Amplify RNA
Using RNA to Amplify RNA
Abby Olena | Aug 15, 2016
Researchers apply in vitro evolution to generate an RNA enzyme capable of copying and amplifying RNA.
Antibiotic Resistance Reaches Brazil
Antibiotic Resistance Reaches Brazil
Kerry Grens | Aug 8, 2016
Scientists detect a colistin-resistance gene in a clinical sample.
Fecal Transplant Pill Fails Trial
Fecal Transplant Pill Fails Trial
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2016
Seres Therapeutics’s microbiome-targeting therapy for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection fails a Phase 2 clinical trial.
Pesticide Resistance in a Plant Organelle Drives Down Whole-Genome Diversity
Pesticide Resistance in a Plant Organelle Drives Down Whole-Genome Diversity
Catherine Offord | Aug 1, 2016
A chloroplast mutation has dramatically affected the genomes of railside populations of Arabidopsis thaliana.
Clyde A. Hutchison III: Genome Sequencer and Synthetic Biologist
Clyde A. Hutchison III: Genome Sequencer and Synthetic Biologist
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 1, 2016
From sequencing bacteriophages to synthesizing bacterial genomes to defining a minimal genome