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Emerging diversity of the CRISPR-Cas system in cholera phages

Interactions of bacteria and their phages, which are viruses hostile to bacterial survival lead to the evolution of numerous phage resistance mechanisms.  CRISPR-Cas (clustered regularly interspersed short palindromic repeats-CRISPR-associated proteins) is such a defense system of bacteria. The

Sir Richard Owen and the sanitary reform in Victorian Lancaster

The Royal Society of Biology recently unveiled ten blue plaques across the United Kingdom to commemorate the renowned and sometimes uncelebrated champions of biology. This included a ceremony in honour of Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892) on the