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Uncovering Wheat’s Hidden Treasures
Uncovering Wheat’s Hidden Treasures
News   Jan 16, 2017

New resource will greatly accelerate scientific discovery and the rate of wheat improvement.

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RNAi Spray a Game Changer for Crop Protection
RNAi Spray a Game Changer for Crop Protection
News   Jan 16, 2017

"BioClay" could provide an environmentally sustainable alternative to chemicals and pesticides.

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Academic Collaboration To Concentrate Complex Reactions Into Single Reactor
Academic Collaboration To Concentrate Complex Reactions Into Single Reactor
News   Jan 16, 2017

The aim of the collaboration is to develop technologies to enable chains of reactions to occur simultaneously, within a single reactor, much like the processes that happen continuously within the biological cell.

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Can We Produce a Better Wheat Crop to Feed the World?
Can We Produce a Better Wheat Crop to Feed the World?
News   Jan 16, 2017

The Earlham Institute aims to diversify one of the world’s most complex genomes to improve yield quality and increase wider production of this critical food crop.

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CRISPR Caught in the Act
CRISPR Caught in the Act
News   Jan 13, 2017

Researchers have performed the first all-atom molecular dynamics simulations of Cas9-catalyzed DNA cleavage in action.

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Scientists Produce Molecular Knot With Eight Crossings
Scientists Produce Molecular Knot With Eight Crossings
News   Jan 13, 2017

Scientists at The University of Manchester have produced the most tightly knotted physical structure ever known, which has the potential to create a new generation of advanced materials. Researchers, led by Professor David Leigh in Manchester’s School of Chemistry, have developed a way of braiding multiple molecular strands enabling tighter and more complex knots to be made than has previously been possible.

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 Fitness Monitors and Other Wearable Biosensors Can Show Possible Illness
Fitness Monitors and Other Wearable Biosensors Can Show Possible Illness
News   Jan 13, 2017

New research from Stanford shows that fitness monitors and other wearable biosensors can tell when an individual’s heart rate, skin temperature and other measures are abnormal, suggesting possible illness.

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Statistical Models to Back Up DNA Evidence
Statistical Models to Back Up DNA Evidence
News   Jan 12, 2017

Geneticists and statisticians are working together to ensure that DNA evidence is reliable and accurate.

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Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Is Listed as Endangered
Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Is Listed as Endangered
News   Jan 12, 2017

The rusty patched bumble bee has become the first-ever bumble bee in the United States, and the first bee of any kind in the contiguous 48 states, to be declared endangered.

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Gene-silencing Spray Set to Revolutionise Crop Protection
Gene-silencing Spray Set to Revolutionise Crop Protection
News   Jan 12, 2017

BioClay’ spray protects plants from disease-causing pathogens without altering their DNA.

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