A single outbreak of norovirus—or any foodborne illness—can cost quite a lot.
No meat was contaminated, but the rare gene could easily spread
Researchers have found some nasty microbes in turtles off the coast of Mexico
Since the beginning of the month, officials have fished out 16,000 pig carcasses found in the river that serves tap water to Shanghai. Is it really still safe to drink, as officials say?
Bludgeoning bacteria instead of drugging it
How to heal an infection that defies antibiotics? Another infection. Doctors in Eastern Europe have used lab-grown viruses to safely cure millions of wounds. So why can't we do the same here?
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Or at least keep your teeth cavity-free. A growing chorus of medical researchers say our bacteria-killing zealotry is misguided. Instead of fighting bugs, they argue, we should train them to do our bidding and then set them loose in our bodies. The trouble is keeping them there
A new genetic engineering technique rewrites the language of life
Researchers have developed a new kind of genetic engineering that may be safer, with the power to make never-before-seen types of protein.
A new technique for making simple computer chips out of E. coli DNA could put expiration dates on genetically modified organisms or turn regular cells into poison detectors
Ripples reveal the highly organized behavior of thousands of cells working together to digest their prey
If only I could make my neighbors feed me so easily
One of the 10 award-winning science visualizations from the 2016 Vizzies
New type of genetic engineering could lead to bacteria with enhanced abilities