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E. coli K-12 turns 100 this year

While not your most obvious candidate for centenary celebrations, Brittany Niccum explains why we should commemorate the isolation of E. coli K-12 strain – arguably one of the most thoroughly studied…

Comment And Analysis

Understanding viral morphologies with next-generation cryo-EM

With diverse morphologies, our understanding of Archaeal viruses remains scant. Here, Prof Edward H Egelman discusses how his team applied advances in cryo-electron microscopy to uncover the atomic s…


Risk, rewards, and regulations for gene editing

UK leading authority on the human genome, Professor Robin Lovell-Badge speaks with Dermot Martin on the long-term outcomes and resulting regulation guidance following the birth of the twin girls whos…

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