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Outsourcing crystal growth... to space

Sometimes, distance can lend a new perspective to a problem. For Japanese researchers studying protein crystal growth, that distance was 250 miles up—the altitude at which the International Space Station (ISS) orbits the ...

dateMar 15, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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Some bacterial CRISPRs can snip RNA, too

You've probably seen news stories about the highly lauded, much-discussed genome editing system CRISPR/Cas9. But did you know the system was actually derived from bacteria, which use it to fight off foreign invaders such ...

dateMar 03, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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