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.

Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Researchers Fuse Chromosomes to Create New Yeast Strains
Researchers Fuse Chromosomes to Create New Yeast Strains
Diana Kwon | Aug 1, 2018
Saccharomyces cerevisiae showed only minor alterations in growth and gene expression when its 16 chromosomes were combined.
Yeasts Mate in Wasp Guts
Yeasts Mate in Wasp Guts
Catherine Offord | Jan 18, 2016
The insects’ insides provide a favorable environment for outcrossing in domestic and wild yeast strains, scientists show.
Local Microbes Give Wine Character
Local Microbes Give Wine Character
Ruth Williams | Sep 24, 2015
Yeast strains from different regions of New Zealand generate wines with varying chemistries.
Yeast-Based Opioid Production Completed
Yeast-Based Opioid Production Completed
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 13, 2015
Researchers fully engineer a biochemical pathway that turns a sugar into an opioid in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Human Genes Can Save Yeast
Human Genes Can Save Yeast
Ruth Williams | May 21, 2015
Replacing yeast genes with their human equivalents reveals functional conservation despite a billion years of divergent evolution.
Yeast–Made Opioid Progresses
Yeast–Made Opioid Progresses
Tracy Vence | May 19, 2015
Scientists are one step closer to coaxing engineered yeast to produce morphine from a simple sugar.
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.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 21, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes