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Inside the fascinating (and delicious!) science of sourdough bread

What makes a baker’s hands different from anyone else’s hands? And how does flour, water, bacteria and wild yeast from the air result in something as delicious and as unique as a loaf of sourdough? Biologist Rob Dunn wanted to find out.
Posted Dec 2018

Gallery: The most beautiful bacteria you’ll ever see

Synthetic biologist Tal Danino manipulates microorganisms in his lab to create eye-catching, colorful patterns. Here’s a look at the process he uses to turn “Oh, yuck” into “Oh, wow.”
Posted Mar 2017

The ongoing quest to build life from scratch

A synthetic biologist has created artificial cells that can “talk” to natural cells -- but are they really alive?
Posted Mar 2017
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