A new study proposes a mathematical model for reversing drug resistance in bacteria.
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A master of storytelling delivers a high-strung thriller just compelling enough to dispel disbelief.
Plagues like polio have brought civilizations to their knees throughout recorded history. This time, we fought back.
Richard Preston’s fan favorite promises high-octane thrills but comes up short on the science.
A recent breakthrough in the study of norovirus may lead to new treatments.
A series of recent studies promises to pile additional layers of complexity onto the already heavily ramified field of genomics. In the NY Times, Carl Zimmer introduces us to evidence that will change how we think about the human genome.
For more than a decade, Rebecca Skloot layered herself into the Lacks’ story. This is the culmination of her efforts to inject a human component into the longstanding scientific mystique surrounding HeLa.
The net result of decades of microbial warfare is that the drugs we’ve depended on for so long have stopped working. What would a world look like absent antibiotic remedies?
Two new experiments observe the origin of multicellularity in fungi.
Life on earth is symbiotic. We are deeply interconnected with and inseparable from the rest of the biosphere. New mathematical analysis upholds the well-supported model of universal common ancestry.
I get to know viruses with Carl Zimmer’s A Planet of Viruses. This unimaginably tiny underworld is responsible for most of the world’s genetic diversity and continues to play a pivotal role in the evolution of life and the planet as a whole.
Tensions are running high as researchers race to find a vaccine for a quickly mutating bird virus. If H5N1 successfully jumps the species barrier, we could have another HIV-level pandemic on our hands.