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The rise of giant viruses

Research reveals that giant viruses acquire genes piecemeal from others, with implications for bioenergy production and environmental cleanup.

Posted: Jun 21st, 2017

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Redesigning cells

Scientists are working on engineering new functions into cells. They try to give them new abilities.

Posted: Jun 20th, 2017

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Turning waste into fuels, microbial style

Photosynthetic bacteria use light and turn carbon dioxide to produce such complex sugars. A team of researchers discovered a new way in which microbes produce these compounds.

Posted: Jun 20th, 2017

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DNA delivery technology joins battle against drug-resistant bacteria

A new breakthrough technology facilitates DNA delivery into drug-resistant bacterial pathogens, enabling their manipulation. The research expands the range of bacteriophages, which are the primary tool for introducing DNA into pathogenic bacteria to neutralize their lethal activity.

Posted: Jun 19th, 2017

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The nuclear transport option

The identification of substances entering the nuclei of human cells reveals that import molecules have distinct biological roles.

Posted: Jun 16th, 2017

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