Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory
Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory
The plant geneticist has revolutionized researchers’ understanding of how light affects plant growth and development, and is engineering plants to combat climate change.
Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory
Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory

The plant geneticist has revolutionized researchers’ understanding of how light affects plant growth and development, and is engineering plants to combat climate change.

The plant geneticist has revolutionized researchers’ understanding of how light affects plant growth and development, and is engineering plants to combat climate change.

autoimmune disease, genetics & genomics, immunology, culture
Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory
Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory
Emily Makowski | Mar 1, 2020
The plant geneticist has revolutionized researchers’ understanding of how light affects plant growth and development, and is engineering plants to combat climate change.
Genomics Reveals How Humans Can Inadvertently Drive Plant Mimicry
Genomics Reveals How Humans Can Inadvertently Drive Plant Mimicry
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2020
Hand weeding of fields spurred an interloper to evolve a rice-like appearance, researchers conclude.
Infographic: How Some X-Chromosome Genes Escape Inactivation
Infographic: How Some X-Chromosome Genes Escape Inactivation
Amber Dance | Mar 1, 2020
About one-quarter of the hundreds of genes on the inactivated X chromosome in XX cells manage to escape that silencing, at least some of the time.
Researchers Discover the Largest Virus in the Oceans Yet
Researchers Discover the Largest Virus in the Oceans Yet
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2020
The ChoanoVirus genome codes for rhodopsin, perhaps giving its choanoflagellate host extra energy-harvesting capabilities.
Joe Louis Studies the Molecular Battles Between Plants and Insects
Joe Louis Studies the Molecular Battles Between Plants and Insects
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2020
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln entomologist wants to help pave the way for creating environmentally friendly tools to replace insecticides to control agricultural pests.
Confessing to Plant Blindness
Confessing to Plant Blindness
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2020
I have taken plants for granted. I pledge to change.
Opinion: Tree Rings as Soothsayers
Opinion: Tree Rings as Soothsayers
Valerie Trouet | Mar 1, 2020
Not only can studying the growth patterns obscured within tree trunks tell us about the past, the field can also help us plan for the future.
Genes that Escape Silencing on the Second X Chromosome May Drive Disease
Genes that Escape Silencing on the Second X Chromosome May Drive Disease
Amber Dance | Mar 1, 2020
When X-linked genes evade silencing on the “inactive” chromosome in XX cells, some protect women from diseases such as cancer, but others seem to promote conditions such as autoimmunity.
Opinion: Crafting a Cure for Plant Blindness
Opinion: Crafting a Cure for Plant Blindness
M. Timothy Rabanus-Wallace | Mar 1, 2020
The plant awareness revolution will be led by poets, philosophers, and hipsters; not just scientists.
Infographic: How Does Cell Senescence Drive Aging and Disease?
Infographic: How Does Cell Senescence Drive Aging and Disease?
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2020
The accumulation of zombie-like cells seems to accelerate aging and promote aging-related disease. Researchers are trying to figure out how.