Browse news articles connected to BioInteractive classroom resources to infuse current events into science teaching. The articles come from trusted news outlets, such as the Associated Press (AP) and The Atlantic, and other sources chosen for use in the classroom.

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Symbiosis: It’s Complicated

Many organisms are locked into co-dependent relationships with the microbes that live within them. But sometimes these resident microbes themselves play host to even tinier guests.

In a milestone year, gene therapy finds its place in medicine

After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to treat cancer and even pull off the biblical-sounding feat of helping the blind to see were approved by U.S.

Gene therapy for rare form of blindness wins US approval

U.S. health officials on Tuesday approved the nation’s first gene therapy for an inherited disease, a treatment that improves the sight of patients with a rare form of blindness. It marks another major advance for the emerging field of genetic medicine.

Me, Myself, and a Hundred Trillion: Dining with your Gut Microbiome

Do you really want to eat that second slice of cake?

Oh, no — you look great! I only ask because it may not actually be you who wants it.

Let me explain. What if I told you that there were a few trillion extra cells inside your body scarfing down the food you eat, cont

Lab-made “mini organs” helping doctors treat cystic fibrosis

Els van der Heijden, who has cystic fibrosis, was finding it ever harder to breathe as her lungs filled with thick, sticky mucus. Despite taking more than a dozen pills and inhalers a day, the 53-year-old had to stop working and scale back doing the thing she loved best, horseback riding.