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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.
Researchers Produce Alpaca Antibodies Using Yeast
Catherine Offord | Feb 14, 2018
With multiple applications in biomedicine, the antibodies can now be made quickly, cheaply, and without the need for an alpaca or one of its relatives.
Selfish Yeast Genes Encode Both Toxin and Antidote
Diana Kwon | Jun 20, 2017
By spreading a poison and hoarding the remedy,
improves its chances of being inherited.
Five More Synthetic Yeast Chromosomes Completed
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 9, 2017
Members of the Synthetic Yeast Genome Project have synthesized five additional yeast chromosomes from scratch.
Duplicated Genes May Reduce Resilience in Yeast
Diana Kwon | Feb 13, 2017
Researchers find that some duplicated yeast genes develop dependency—the loss of one copy leads to the failure of the other.
Bacterial Protein Acts as Prion in Yeast and
Jef Akst | Jan 17, 2017
produces a transcription factor that can aggregate and self-propagate a prion-like form, leading to genome-wide changes in gene expression in
, according to a study.
Mutation vs. Mutation
Kerry Grens | Nov 3, 2016
Yeast study finds many instances—often among related genes—in which a mutation in one gene cancels the negative effects of a mutation in another.
Protein Folding Pioneer Dies
Kerry Grens | Oct 28, 2016
Susan Lindquist of MIT and the Whitehead Institute broke scientific ground on prions and heat shock proteins.
Exploring Alternative Codon Usage in Yeast
Kim Smuga-Otto | Aug 18, 2016
Newly discovered amino acid reassignment could have implications for certain biotech applications and RNA-based evolutionary theories.
Classic Example of Symbiosis Revised
Kerry Grens | Jul 25, 2016
The partnering of an alga and a fungus to make lichen may be only two-thirds of the equation.