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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Scientists, Storytelling

From “Science is a story — a story about ideas, but also a story about the remarkable people who devote their lives to unraveling the wonders of nature. Scientists themselves, however, rarely have a vessel to impart their personal wisdoms since the main outlet for scientific research — peer-reviewed literature — is typically devoid […]

The Countdown Begins … Bacterial Timekeeping, 1, 2, 3

What happens when you get some of the biggest guns in synthetic biology putting their heads together? Smarter bacteria, according to a study recently published in Nature. The scientists — a Boston-based brain trust that included Boston University’s Jim Collins and Harvard’s George Church —  reported their successful prototyping of two types of “counters” inserted […]