synthetic biology, microbiology
Protein or Perish
Protein or Perish
Ruth Williams | Aug 31, 2016
A bacteriophage must evolve certain variants of a protein or die.
Streamlining the <em>E. coli</em> Genetic Code
Streamlining the E. coli Genetic Code
Karen Zusi | Aug 18, 2016
Scientists design a bacterial genome with only 57 codons.
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.
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
Cullen Buie Parses Pathogens With Passion
Cullen Buie Parses Pathogens With Passion
Andy Extance | Aug 1, 2016
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT. Age: 34
First Micrographs of Myxobacteria Forming Fruiting Bodies
First Micrographs of Myxobacteria Forming Fruiting Bodies
Tracy Vence | Aug 1, 2016
By ditching traditional agar-based media, two biochemists captured iconic images of Myxococcus in 1982.
Wanted: Transcriptional Regulators
Wanted: Transcriptional Regulators
Ruth Williams | Aug 1, 2016
Researchers have designed a screen to find unique molecules, called riboswitches, that determine whether transcription will proceed.
Riboswitch Screen
Riboswitch Screen
Ruth Williams | Jul 31, 2016
A newly developed method detects regulators of bacterial transcription called riboswitches.
Classic Example of Symbiosis Revised
Classic Example of Symbiosis Revised
Kerry Grens | Jul 25, 2016
The partnering of an alga and a fungus to make lichen may be only two-thirds of the equation.