The US agribusiness secures a global, nonexclusive licensing agreement from the Broad Institute to use the gene-editing technology for agricultural applications.
December 5, 2001|
Some transposable elements can be beneficial and others may persist in the genomes of sexually reproducing eukaryotes even if they are deleterious. In the December 4 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Irina Arkhipova and Hilary Morrison report the characterization of retrotransposons in the Giardia lamblia genome (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2001, 98:14497-14502).G. lamblia is a protozoan parasite, one of the earliest-branching eukaryotes, and is thought to be asexual. Arkhipova and Mor