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Engineered Microbe Could Ease Switch to Grass
Kate Yandell | Jun 2, 2014
Researchers modify a heat-loving bacterium so it can produce biofuel from switchgrass directly, with no need for costly chemical and enzymatic treatments.
Golden Goose Awards Given Again
Erin Weeks | Sep 12, 2013
Researchers behind high-impact studies that at first seemed obscure are honored in another round of prizes.
Microbial Fuel Factories
Kate Yandell | Aug 31, 2013
An archaeon takes the first steps toward making a liquid fuel from carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas.
Antarctic Lake Teems With Life
Chris Palmer | Jul 8, 2013
DNA and RNA sequences from Lake Vostok below the Antarctic glacier reveal thousands of bacteria species, including some commonly found in fish digestive systems.
Distantly Related Viruses Proliferate Similarly
Kate Yandell | Jun 12, 2013
Whether infecting hot spring-dwelling microbes or humans, viruses co-opt the same group of proteins to assemble themselves and break out of cells.