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The Evolution of Beer Yeast

By Ben Andrew Henry | September 12, 2016

Sequencing more than 150 yeast genomes, scientists describe distinct lineages cultivated by humans for making beer and wine.


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Dog Domestication History Clarified

By Bob Grant | June 3, 2016

A study suggests that wolves were transformed into man’s best friend more than once, in Asia and in Europe or the Near East.


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Building Bigger Beefsteaks

By Tracy Vence | 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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Small Genetic Change Yields Edible Corn

By Amanda B. Keener | July 13, 2015

Researchers attributed corn’s soft, edible casing to a single DNA base swap in its ancestor’s genome.


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Evolution in Oil Droplets

By Bob Grant | December 9, 2014

For the first time, researchers have mimicked biological evolution using chemicals instead of living organisms.


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A New Breed

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2014

Genomics and advanced reproductive technologies have turned cattle breeding into a whole new animal.


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Clone Wars

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2014

Watch scenes from the 2013 World Dairy Expo, where KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET won the reserve championship while her clone took home the grand championship.

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Opinion: Evolving CO2-Hungry Crops

By Lewis H. Ziska and Mark Howden | December 4, 2012

Breeding plants that can convert more carbon dioxide to food could help feed a growing population.

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Evolving Multicellularity

By Jef Akst | January 16, 2012

Using an artificial selection paradigm, researchers watch as unicellular yeast evolve into snowflake-like clusters with distinct multicellular characteristics.


image: Rewriting <em>E. coli</em>’s Genetic Code

Rewriting E. coli’s Genetic Code

By Sabine Louët | August 5, 2011

Researchers use directed evolution to create a bacterial strain that substitutes a synthetic base for thymine.


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