The 2017 chemistry laureates were recognised for developing cryo-electron microscopy. But what is it, why is it exciting and where will it take us next?
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Before it was a tool, CRISPR was a weapon in the never-ending war between microbes and viruses
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A new technique makes minute biological features, some just 70 nanometers wide, more visible through regular optical microscopes.
A reef’s dominant organism, coral or algae, may determine what kind of bacteria live there.