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Yeast Genome Doubling

By Amanda B. Keener | August 10, 2015

The results of a computational genetic analysis suggest Saccharomyces cerevisiae doubled its genome through species hybridization.

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Modified Yeast Tolerate Alcohol, Heat

By Kate Yandell | October 2, 2014

Simple changes help yeast thrive in the presence of their own harmful byproducts and could boost biofuel production.

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Week in Review: November 4–8

By Tracy Vence | November 8, 2013

Infant immune systems suppressed; why tissues are tough to freeze; silencing one gene causes secondary effects; estrogen’s role in drug-resistant breast cancer

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One Gene, Two Mutations

By Tracy Vence | November 5, 2013

Knocking down a single gene spurs pronounced secondary effects in the yeast genome.

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A New Model of Yeast Aging

By Hannah Waters | November 23, 2011

New findings challenge long-held views about the mechanism yeast cells use to live forever.

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Genome Digest

By Megan Scudellari | June 28, 2011

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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