News & Opinion
Top 10 Innovations
Cell & Molecular Biology
Disease & Medicine
Ecology & Environment
Genetics & Genomics
Pharma & Biotech
Image of the Day
Yeast Genome Doubling
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 10, 2015
The results of a computational genetic analysis suggest
doubled its genome through species hybridization.
Modified Yeast Tolerate Alcohol, Heat
Kate Yandell | Oct 2, 2014
Simple changes help yeast thrive in the presence of their own harmful byproducts and could boost biofuel production.
Week in Review: November 4–8
Tracy Vence | Nov 8, 2013
Infant immune systems suppressed; why tissues are tough to freeze; silencing one gene causes secondary effects; estrogen’s role in drug-resistant breast cancer
One Gene, Two Mutations
Tracy Vence | Nov 5, 2013
Knocking down a single gene spurs pronounced secondary effects in the yeast genome.
A New Model of Yeast Aging
Hannah Waters | Nov 23, 2011
New findings challenge long-held views about the mechanism yeast cells use to live forever.
Megan Scudellari | Jun 28, 2011
Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.