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New candidate for raw material synthesis through gene transfer

Cyanobacteria hardly need any nutrients and use the energy of sunlight. Bathers are familiar with these microorganisms - often incorrectly called "blue-green algae" - as they often occur in waters. A…

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New candidate for raw material synthesis through gene transfer

Cyanobacteria hardly need any nutrients and use the energy of sunlight. Bathers are familiar with these microorganisms - often incorrectly called "blue-green algae" - as they often occur in waters. A…

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Going round in circles

Single use plastics are a staple in the lab – but they are also are part of the plastics pollution problem. Here Bill Walford talks to Jeremy Carter about his recently launched campaign to increase t…

Comment And Analysis

Singing the praises of odd numbers

Annoy peer reviewers and create an inclusive numerical policy? It’s a win win for Dr Matthew Partridge in his quest to right a numerical wrong… 

Interviews

Five things you learn from working in cleanrooms

Want to avoid committing a serious faux pas before you start working in cleanrooms? That would be highly advisable says Lizzy Huitson as she takes us through her top tips… 

Focal Point

Water droplet

This amazing image – Crack Patterns I, by Thomas Séon – shows a water droplet falling onto a silicon substrate at -36°C...