Image of Bridge of Sighs in Cambridge, UK, with animated microbes in the river water.

Monitoring dangerous bacteria in freshwater

Freshwater sports can cause waterborne infections, but real-time DNA sequencing could…

By Oana Stroe


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Ecological lawn mowers

In 2012, EMBL used ecological lawn mowers to keep the grass short around the Advanced Training Centre at EMBL…

By Mathias Jäger

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EMBL statement on Earth Day 2020

To address global challenges, we need to better understand life in the context of environmental change, says EMBL Director General Edith…

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

Whale bones and farm soil: Sequencing biodiversity

Instead of sequencing the genome of one organism, why not sequence a drop of sea water, a gram of farm soil or even a sunken whale skeleton?…

By Guest author(s)



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