Modified viruses deliver death to antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Engineered microbes turn a bacterium’s immune response against itself using CRISPR.
New concerns raised over value of genome-wide disease studies
Large analyses dredge up ‘peripheral’ genetic associations that offer little biological insight, researchers say.
Resistance to last-ditch antibiotic has spread farther than anticipated
Emergence of colistin resistance in farm animals around the world takes researchers by surprise.
Oldest Homo sapiens fossil claim rewrites our species’ history
Remains from Morocco dated to 315,000 years ago push back our species’ origins by 100,000 years — and suggest we didn’t evolve only in East Africa.
Next-generation cancer drugs boost immunotherapy responses
Early clinical trial data suggest that combining medicines improves treatment.
Neutron stars set to open their heavy hearts
Space mission will peer inside the densest matter in the Universe.
Jupiter’s secrets revealed by NASA probe
A deep ammonia plume and a powerful magnetic field are among the many surprises uncovered by the Juno mission.
Iron-dumping ocean experiment sparks controversy
Canadian foundation says its field research could boost fisheries in Chile, but researchers doubt its motives.
The curious case of the caterpillar’s missing microbes
Certain insects, and perhaps some vertebrates, lack permanent microbial residents in their intestines.
Beads made from meteorite reveal prehistoric culture’s reach
Objects unearthed at Native American burial site are remnants of an ancient space rock