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Phytochemical Helps Differentiate Workers from Queen Bees

By | August 28, 2015

The consumption of p-coumaric acid, a chemical found in honey and pollen, may help set a female honeybee on its course to becoming a worker instead of a queen.

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On the Origins of Life

By | March 17, 2015

A new experimental system demonstrates that precursors of ribonucleotides, amino acids, and lipids may have simultaneously arisen from the same prebiotic chemistry.

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Toward Yeast–Based Opioid Production

By | August 24, 2014

Synthetic biologists introduce bacterial and poppy plant genes into yeast to manufacture morphine.

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Mosquitoes Attracted to Malaria-Infected Mice

By | June 30, 2014

Mice infected with a malaria-causing parasite emit odors that are more attractive to malaria-transmitting mosquitoes than uninfected animals, a study shows.

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When Zinc Fingers Miss the Mark

By | August 7, 2011

Two new techniques identify how often zinc fingers nucleases cleave off-target sites.

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