synthetic biology, microbiology
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.
Arming Synthetic Bacteria Against Cancer
Arming Synthetic Bacteria Against Cancer
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 20, 2016
Researchers engineer bacteria that deliver an anti-tumor toxin in mice before self-destructing. 
Donor-Soil Microbes Drive Ecosystem Restoration
Donor-Soil Microbes Drive Ecosystem Restoration
Tracy Vence | Jul 11, 2016
Excavating existing topsoil and adding donor soil, researchers revitalized degraded farmland in the span of six years.
Marine Bacteria Share Carbon Assimilation Duties
Marine Bacteria Share Carbon Assimilation Duties
Catherine Offord | Jul 1, 2016
Taxonomic differences in bacterioplankton amino acid uptake
Your Office Has a Distinct Microbiome
Your Office Has a Distinct Microbiome
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 1, 2016
Researchers detail the major factors shaping the microbiomes that surround us while we work.
Multicellular Cooperation Curbs Cheating
Multicellular Cooperation Curbs Cheating
Jenny Rood | Jul 1, 2016
An experimental evolution study shows that more cheaters arise when bread mold fungal cells are less related to one another.
A New Role for Marine Archaea
A New Role for Marine Archaea
Catherine Offord | Jul 1, 2016
Researchers discover acetogenesis in archaea, suggesting an important role for these little-studied organisms in generating organic carbon below the seafloor.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2016
Human Genome Project-Write; viruses are alpha predators; Zika and the Olympics
Hot Off the Presses
Hot Off the Presses
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2016
The Scientist reviews Serendipity, Complexity, The Human Superorgasism, and Love and Ruin
Archaea’s Role in Carbon Cycle
Archaea’s Role in Carbon Cycle
Catherine Offord | Jun 30, 2016
Bathyarchaeota undergo acetogenesis, generating organic carbon below the seafloor.