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Let’s celebrate DNA Day!

April 25, 1953, is a day to remember. That’s the day, sixty-five years ago, that DNA’s double-helical structure was published for the first time in a paper by James Watson and Francis Crick. The paper, printed in the journal Nature, together with papers from Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin, included evidence that the structure existed… Read article →


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Meet a microbiome researcher: Q&A with Dr. Aaron Ericsson

As a part of our Microbiome research interview series, we spoke with Dr. Aaron Ericsson. He is Director of the University of Missouri Metagenomics Center and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at the University of Missouri. His research comprises several different projects, including: • A K01-funded study investigating the influence of… Read article →


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Celebrating life – it’s DNA Day on April 25!

National DNA Day commemorates the discovery of the DNA double helix in 1953, as well as the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. Looking at the history of DNA timeline, the landmark discovery of James Watson, Francis Crick and colleagues was based on foundations previously laid down by several other scientists. Although Friedrich… Read article →


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Meet a microbiome researcher: Q&A with Dr. Nicolette Zhou

As a part of our microbiome research interview series, we spoke with Dr. Nicolette Zhou who is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Environmental and Occupational Health Microbiology Lab, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Dr. Zhou received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington and in collaboration with… Read article →


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Smoothing the path to successful RNA isolation

I’m always excited to watch curling during the Winter Olympics – great teams from around the world competing and aiming for nothing less than gold. It might look easy as they try to get the stone as close to the button as possible. But it is really much more difficult, because there are so many… Read article →