How a broken growth chamber led to the discovery of a new regulatory pathway

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Serendipitous discoveries are my favourite reoccurring tale in biological research. You may have  heard about Alexander Fleming, the 20th century microbiologist who left some bacteria on open plates with growth medium overnight only to find them in the morning being killed by a strange fungus. Thus Penicillium (and its product penicillin) was discovered.… Read more