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Science is messy. So lay it out, warts and all.
What's killing howler monkeys in the jungles of Central America?
MIT researcher and Scientist to Watch Timothy Lu talks about the value of cross-disciplinary approaches in bringing synthetic biology into the clinic.
This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.
Rockefeller University researcher Elaine Fuchs on her contributions to the burgeoning field of reverse genetics
In the book's prologue, author Frans de Waal considers the intellectual impediments to studying animal intelligence.
Metal ions and materials with nanoscale patterns can kill even antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
An alternative route to sparking cell signals involves hook-ups between transmembrane and soluble ligands.
Tailored combinations of a reporter and a ligand-binding domain allow for sensing just about any molecule of interest.
Understanding why so many human oocytes contain the wrong number of chromosomes
A versatile modular strategy for detecting small molecules in eukaryotes
Researchers discover a completely novel mechanism of cell signaling involving soluble chemokines and their transmembrane equivalents.
This year marks the centennial of Calvin Bridges’s description of nondisjunction as proof that chromosomes are vehicles for inheritance.
Agencies and institutions strive to better prepare graduate students and postdocs for futures in academia and beyond.
Tips for tracing transcription in individual cells
Techniques for deep dives into the microbial dark matter
Associate Professor, Departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Biological Engineering, MIT. Age: 35
A recent exchange of papers is divided over the evidence for compensatory gene expression among wild strains of aneuploid yeast.
A photosensitive protein behind the retinas of cockroaches plays a role in light-dependent, directional magnetosensitivity.
As international collaboration becomes increasingly common, researchers must work to limit their own biases and let cultural diversity enhance their work.
Scanning the mitochondrial genomes of thousands of species is beginning to shed light on why some genes were lost while others were retained.
Scientists work to unlock the genetic secrets of a population of fruit flies kept in total darkness for more than six decades.
A spate of howler monkey deaths in Nicaragua, Panama, and Ecuador has researchers scrambling to identify the cause.
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A naturally occurring clay, used in traditional Native American medicine, shows promise as an antibiotic.