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Opinion: Engineering the Epigenome

By , and | August 26, 2015

The use of targetable chromatin modifiers has ushered in a new era of functional epigenomics.

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Building Bigger Beefsteaks

By | August 1, 2015

Understanding the genetics of stem cell population maintenance in plants producing jumbo tomatoes could help scientists generate more-massive fruits.


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Morphine’s Missing Link Found

By | June 29, 2015

Researchers identified the last poppy gene product needed to produce morphine in yeast.


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GM Wheat Fails in the Field

By | June 26, 2015

A field trial of wheat genetically engineered to resist aphids fails to measure up to lab tests.


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Yeast–Made Opioid Progresses

By | May 19, 2015

Scientists are one step closer to coaxing engineered yeast to produce morphine from a simple sugar.

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Mouse Mind Control

By | May 4, 2015

Researchers use chemicals to manipulate the behavior of mice.

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Call for Germline Editing Moratorium

By | March 13, 2015

In response to speculation that groups have edited the DNA of human embryos, researchers request that gene editing of human reproductive cells be halted.


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Engineering TB-Resistant Cows

By | March 3, 2015

Scientists add a mouse gene to the cow genome to ward off bovine tuberculosis.

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Custom Creatures?

By | January 6, 2015

San Francisco-based biotech wants to see its technology applied for inventing new organisms.


image: Week in Review: November 10–14

Week in Review: November 10–14

By | November 14, 2014

Funding for African science; microbiome studies may have contamination worries; mind-controlled gene expression; DNA record keeper



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