Directed evolution builds nanoparticles

Directed evolution is a powerful technique for engineering proteins. Scientists now show that it can also be used to engineer synthetic nanoparticles as optical biosensors, which are used widely in biology, drug development, and even medical diagnostics such as real-time monitoring of glucose. The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to three scientists who developed … More Directed evolution builds nanoparticles

Incredibly’ diverse microbial community high in Yellowstone

More than 10 miles into the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park, on the edge of the caldera, lives a high-elevation community so diverse that scientists call it “incredible, unique and truly weird.” More than 10 miles into the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park, on the edge of the caldera, lives a high-elevation community so diverse … More Incredibly’ diverse microbial community high in Yellowstone