Plant's Secret Recipe Could Pave the Way to Bee-Friendly Crop Protection
Innovative research has uncovered the secret of how plants make limonoids, a family of valuable organic chemicals that includes bee-friendly insecticides.
Zinc Finger Model Promising for Gene Therapy
Taking a step towards gene therapies for a broader range of health conditions, researchers have developed a novel technology that can engineer proteins to target any stretch of DNA in the human genome.
Did Early Humans Smell the World Like Denisovans and Neanderthals?
Analysis of genome sequences from Neanderthals, Denisovans and ancient humans has enabled researchers to compare how each group could perceive and interact with the olfactory environment.
Inner Workings of Common Bacterium Deciphered
Analysis of the metabolome of a common environmental bacterium has enabled researchers to develop a model that can predict the growth of the bacteria in diverse conditions.
After 80 Years, Medical Mystery Behind Infant Deaths Is Finally Solved
An 80-year-long medical mystery has been solved, revealing the likely cause behind a number of infant deaths from kidney damage in the 1930s and '40s.
What Can Crocodile DNA Teach Us About the Ice Age?
Researchers have discovered that while changing temperatures and rainfall had little impact on the crocodiles’ gene flow over the past three million years, changes to sea levels during the Ice Age had a different effect.
Earliest Human Remains Ever Found in Northern Britain Discovered
The earliest human remains ever found in northern Britain have been discovered. Human bone and a periwinkle shell bead unearthed at Heaning Wood Bone Cave have been analyzed and dated at around 11,000-years-old.
Mint Genome Reveals New Potential for Ancient Plants
Tracing the evolution of mint genomes has revealed a biosynthetic gene cluster that encodes two distinct terpenoid pathways, which could be leveraged for applications including medicines, pesticides and antimicrobials.
Efficiency of CRISPR/Cas9 Gets a Boost
Researchers have improved the efficiency of molecular genetic methods such as CRISPR/Cas9 and related systems, and have broadened their areas of application.
Light Shed on Process That Leads Bacteria To Switch From Coxistence to Killers
According to research, marine bacteria can undergo a lifestyle switch from coexistence to pathogenicity, where they kill their phytoplankton hosts.