In the world of microbiology, the microbial communities we harbor in and on us (our microbiomes) are considered increasingly interesting. In Boulder, Colorado, the dedicated detectives who investigate these complex communities are members of an elite squad known as the forensic microbiologists. These are their stories.
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How much of your information about science comes from the news? Intentionally or not, TV stations, newspapers, and magazines often report scientific findings incorrectly, or even exaggerate them to the point of causing panic. In our new series, Bad Science, we highlight stories about science reporting gone wrong— and let you know what the real facts are.
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