chemical biology
 Researchers Look to Sex Pheromones to Trap an Invasive Snake
Researchers Look to Sex Pheromones to Trap an Invasive Snake
Steve Graff | Jul 1, 2018
The brown tree snake has wreaked havoc on the island of Guam, but one solution to the problem could lie in the serpent’s own physiology.
Phytochemical Helps Differentiate Workers from Queen Bees
Phytochemical Helps Differentiate Workers from Queen Bees
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 28, 2015
The consumption of p-coumaric acid, a chemical found in honey and pollen, may help set a female honeybee on its course to becoming a worker instead of a queen.
On the Origins of Life
On the Origins of Life
Jef Akst | Mar 17, 2015
A new experimental system demonstrates that precursors of ribonucleotides, amino acids, and lipids may have simultaneously arisen from the same prebiotic chemistry.
Toward Yeast–Based Opioid Production
Toward Yeast–Based Opioid Production
Tracy Vence | Aug 24, 2014
Synthetic biologists introduce bacterial and poppy plant genes into yeast to manufacture morphine.
Mosquitoes Attracted to Malaria-Infected Mice
Mosquitoes Attracted to Malaria-Infected Mice
Tracy Vence | Jun 30, 2014
Mice infected with a malaria-causing parasite emit odors that are more attractive to malaria-transmitting mosquitoes than uninfected animals, a study shows.
When Zinc Fingers Miss the Mark
Tia Ghose | Aug 7, 2011
Two new techniques identify how often zinc fingers nucleases cleave off-target sites.