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image: Five More Synthetic Yeast Chromosomes Completed

Five More Synthetic Yeast Chromosomes Completed

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 9, 2017

Members of the Synthetic Yeast Genome Project have synthesized five additional yeast chromosomes from scratch. 

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image: Duplicated Genes May Reduce Resilience in Yeast

Duplicated Genes May Reduce Resilience in Yeast

By Diana Kwon | February 14, 2017

Researchers find that some duplicated yeast genes develop dependency—the loss of one copy leads to the failure of the other.

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image: Exploring Alternative Codon Usage in Yeast

Exploring Alternative Codon Usage in Yeast

By Kim Smuga-Otto | August 18, 2016

Newly discovered amino acid reassignment could have implications for certain biotech applications and RNA-based evolutionary theories.

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image: Mapping Traits to Genes with CRISPR

Mapping Traits to Genes with CRISPR

By Catherine Offord | May 5, 2016

Researchers develop a technique to direct chromosome recombination with CRISPR/Cas9, allowing high-resolution genetic mapping of phenotypic traits in yeast.

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image: Yeasts Mate in Wasp Guts

Yeasts Mate in Wasp Guts

By Catherine Offord | January 18, 2016

The insects’ insides provide a favorable environment for outcrossing in domestic and wild yeast strains, scientists show.

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image: Local Microbes Give Wine Character

Local Microbes Give Wine Character

By Ruth Williams | September 24, 2015

Yeast strains from different regions of New Zealand generate wines with varying chemistries.

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image: Yeast-Based Opioid Production Completed

Yeast-Based Opioid Production Completed

By Amanda B. Keener | August 13, 2015

Researchers fully engineer a biochemical pathway that turns a sugar into an opioid in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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image: Human Genes Can Save Yeast

Human Genes Can Save Yeast

By Ruth Williams | May 21, 2015

Replacing yeast genes with their human equivalents reveals functional conservation despite a billion years of divergent evolution.

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image: Circular Chromosomes Straightened

Circular Chromosomes Straightened

By Kerry Grens | November 6, 2014

A newly described method linearizes circular chromosomes in yeast and caps them with telomeres to mimic natural chromosomes.

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image: Modified Yeast Tolerate Alcohol, Heat

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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