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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.
Mapping Traits to Genes with CRISPR
Catherine Offord | May 5, 2016
Researchers develop a technique to direct chromosome recombination with CRISPR/Cas9, allowing high-resolution genetic mapping of phenotypic traits in yeast.
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016
A recent exchange of papers is divided over the evidence for compensatory gene expression among wild strains of aneuploid yeast.
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.