Solar-Powered Yeast Are More Efficient Drug Factories
Solar-Powered Yeast Are More Efficient Drug Factories
Researchers have outfitted brewer’s yeast with light-harvesting semiconductors to boost chemical productivity.
Solar-Powered Yeast Are More Efficient Drug Factories
Solar-Powered Yeast Are More Efficient Drug Factories

Researchers have outfitted brewer’s yeast with light-harvesting semiconductors to boost chemical productivity.

Researchers have outfitted brewer’s yeast with light-harvesting semiconductors to boost chemical productivity.

genetic engineering
Japanese Authorities Recommend Not Regulating Gene Editing
Japanese Authorities Recommend Not Regulating Gene Editing
Kerry Grens | Aug 22, 2018
Unlike judges in the European Union, a government panel in Japan says transgenic modification and genome editing are not the same.
Synthetic Bacteria Help Treat Phenylketonuria in MiceSynthetic Bacteria Help Treat Phenylketonuria in Mice
Synthetic Bacteria Help Treat Phenylketonuria in Mice
Diana Kwon | Aug 17, 2018
The genetically engineered probiotic, already in clinical trials, may ease patients’ strict dietary regimes.
The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs
The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2018
Scientists have engineered swine that pollute less, fend off disease, and produce more meat, but you won’t find them outside experimental farms . . . yet.
A Noninvasive Way to Control Individual Brain Regions
A Noninvasive Way to Control Individual Brain Regions
Catherine Offord | Jul 13, 2018
Researchers use a combination of ultrasound waves, genetic engineering, and synthetic drugs to switch specific neurons on and off in mice.
Novel Method Could Accelerate DNA Synthesis
Novel Method Could Accelerate DNA Synthesis
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 19, 2018
The new technique uses an enzyme found in vertebrate immune systems to attach nucleotides to a growing strand.  
New Treatments for Phenylketonuria Aim to Loosen Reins on Strict Diet
New Treatments for Phenylketonuria Aim to Loosen Reins on Strict Diet
Diana Kwon | May 29, 2018
Biotechs have developed enzyme replacements and genetically modified probiotics to treat patients with the rare metabolic disorder.
“Minibrains” May Soon Include Neanderthal DNA
“Minibrains” May Soon Include Neanderthal DNA
Ashley Yeager | May 14, 2018
Brain organoids engineered to carry the genetic material could reveal how our brains are similar to and different from those of our closest relatives.
Plant Engineered to Produce Higher Levels of Antimalarial Compound
Plant Engineered to Produce Higher Levels of Antimalarial Compound
Catherine Offord | Apr 25, 2018
Researchers used the genome sequence of Artemisia annua to boost the plant’s production of artemisinin.
Bioengineers Use Yeast to Manufacture Drugs
Bioengineers Use Yeast to Manufacture Drugs
Jim Daley | Apr 3, 2018
The yeast’s output of noscapine, a cough suppressant naturally made by poppies, is 18,000-fold higher than previous attempts.