As rich sources of genetic diversity, the progenitors and kin of today’s food crops hold great promise for improving production in agriculture’s challenging future.
Digesting Dietary Data
Why are there so many contradictory nutrition studies, and how can they be improved?
Engineered bacteria can shape electricity-conducting nanowires.
Researchers unmask a gene that protects C. elegans from lifespan-shrinking metabolic byproducts.
Using just three dopaminergic neurons, Drosophila larvae can sense whether a food source lacks a full roster of essential amino acids.
Drinking green tea appears to boost the activity of DNA repair enzymes.
Mutagens and Multivitamins
Not one to shy away from controversy, Bruce Ames has pitted himself against industry groups, environmentalists, and his peers through his work identifying DNA mutagens. And he’s not done yet.