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Flower power inspires drug cell breakthrough

Bath university scientists have borrowed from nature to develop more stable versions of proteins and peptides for more effective pharmaceutical treatments.

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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…

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Outsmarting contaminants

Time-consuming off-site manual testing is being supplanted in many areas by faster and greater capacity digital 24/7 field versions. James Flewellen details how one new collaboration could overhaul t…


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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Chameleon embryo

This incredible image was awarded ‘Honorable Mention status in the 2018 Nikon Small World competition.