Parallels in Societal Evolution Between Microbes and Humans

December 29, 2017 0

In September of 2016, Mo et al. published an article in Science entitled ‚ÄúSpatiotemporal Microbial Evolution on Antibiotic Landscapes‚ÄĚ. This landmark article describes a novel system for studying bacterial evolution. The findings elucidate the importance […]

CRISPR Goes Viral

July 13, 2017 0

In the 1980s, scientists discovered that bacterial genomes held arrays of repeating DNA sequences with unique intermittent strings of viral DNA. They named this configuration Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) and later found […]