How CRISPR/Cas evolved, the various applications that is has been used for, some of the controversies associated with its use, and its further potential to improve human health.

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Puerto Rican scientists describe what happened to their laboratories after the hurricane Maria.

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Concrete is the most commonly used building material in the world, and is a very unique dry, high pH environment with special chemical properties. Amazingly, there are microbial communities that live within concrete.

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How the success of vaccines has ironically contributed to the rise of the anti-vax movement, how the way scientists talk about vaccines is important to increase vaccination rates, and the autism-vaccine controversy.

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How V. fischeri can count how many friends are around them through quorum sensing and how they can specifically colonize squid.

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Students at Southside High School (San Antonio) sent a microbiology experiment up to the International Space Station (ISS).

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Dr. Jabra-Rizk talks about fungal-bacterial coinfections, the difficulty of effectively treating polymicrobial infections, and how she asked for her first microscope at the age of 13.

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Dr. Norris discusses everything you ever wanted to know about Lyme disease, including how people get the disease, the prospect for vaccines and eradication, the difficulty of working with this and other spirochetes in the lab, and his hobby of paleontology.

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Dr. Alspaugh discusses fungal infections and the development of treatments and cures, his involvement in training mycologists at Woods Hole in Massachusetts, and how physician-patient interaction influences the research in his laboratory. 

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The history of brewing and fermentation, the challenges of being an independent craft brewery, the science behind distilling whiskey, and beer brewing around the world

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