synthetic biology, microbiology
Dethroning <em>E. coli</em>?
Dethroning E. coli?
Alison F. Takemura | Jun 23, 2016
Some scientists hope to replace microbiology’s workhorse bacterium with fast-growing Vibrio natriegens.
Speaking of Microbiology
Speaking of Microbiology
Tanya Lewis and Tracy Vence | Jun 21, 2016
A selection of notable quotes from the American Society for Microbiology’s annual meeting
Dental Microbes Not All in the Family
Dental Microbes Not All in the Family
Tanya Lewis | Jun 20, 2016
Kids often acquire cavity-causing bacteria from non-family members, researchers report at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting.
Early-Life Microbiome
Early-Life Microbiome
Tracy Vence | Jun 16, 2016
Analyzing the gut microbiomes of children from birth through toddlerhood, researchers tie compositional changes to birth mode, infant diet, and antibiotic therapy.
Creating a DNA Record with CRISPR
Creating a DNA Record with CRISPR
Ruth Williams | Jun 9, 2016
Researchers repurpose a bacterial immune system to be a molecular recording device.
Students Study Their Own Microbiomes
Students Study Their Own Microbiomes
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2016
Pooping into a petri dish is becoming standard practice as part of some college biology courses.
Research at Micro- and Nanoscales
Research at Micro- and Nanoscales
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2016
From whole cells to genes, closer examination continues to surprise.
 
Contributors
Contributors
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Building Gene Networks
Building Gene Networks
Richard A. Muscat | Jun 1, 2016
Synthetic biologists use natural genetic motifs to construct novel circuits.
Synthetic Biology Comes into Its Own
Synthetic Biology Comes into Its Own
Richard A. Muscat | Jun 1, 2016
Researchers create novel genetic circuits that give insight into, and are inspired by, nature.