Origin of a Species Monday, February 15, 2016 A study by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at Oxford University has uncovered the key role played by a single gene in how groups of animals diverge to form new species. Better Photosynthesis in Fluctuating Light Monday, February 15, 2016 Scientists and plant breeders who are aiming to improve food production by improving photosynthesis in crop plants, would make a good choice if they chose to change the composition and concentration of the protein Rubisco activase. Custom Tuning Knobs to Turn Off Any Gene Thursday, February 11, 2016 Factory managers can improve productivity by telling workers to speed up, slow down or stop doing tangential tasks while assembling widgets. Unfortunately for synthetic biologists attempting to produce pharmaceuticals, microbes don’t respond to direction like human personnel.Tick Genome Reveals Secrets of a Successful Bloodsucker Tuesday, February 09, 2016 NIH-funded study could lead to new tick control methods.New Method Promises to Speed Development of Food Crops Monday, February 01, 2016 A new study addresses a central challenge of transgenic plant development: how to reliably evaluate whether genetic material has been successfully introduced.Pints and PhDs Friday, January 29, 2016 On Tuesday 26 January, three scientists from The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) helped kick-off the first installment of ‘PubhD’ at the Cellar House in Eaton, Norwich. Twist Bioscience Raises $61M Monday, January 25, 2016 Oversubscribed round validates twist bioscience’s acceleration of research and development through synthetic DNA.
Where Cancer Cells May Begin Monday, January 25, 2016 Scientists use fruit fly genetics to understand how things could go wrong in cancer.Canadian Government Invests in Species ID Research Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Canadian Minister of Health Jane Philpott announced at the University of Guelph today a new federal investment in genomics research to improve plant protection and food safety regulation.