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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
Yeast Genome Doubling
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 10, 2015
The results of a computational genetic analysis suggest
doubled its genome through species hybridization.
Calorie-Restricted Yeast Live Longer
Kerry Grens | Jul 14, 2015
Calorie restriction in the organism extends lifespan, supporting a long-standing view that had been challenged by a study published last year.
How to Make a New Species
Ruth Williams | Jul 1, 2015
Scientists mutate a mating pheromone and its corresponding receptor in yeast to promote speciation.
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
Tracy Vence | May 19, 2015
Scientists are one step closer to coaxing engineered yeast to produce morphine from a simple sugar.
Ibuprofen Extends Life?
Jef Akst | Dec 22, 2014
The over-the-counter drug increases life span in yeast, nematode worms, and fruit flies, a study shows.
Nuclear Pore QA
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2014
A known membrane-remodeling complex earns a newly identified role as a quality-assurance director during the assembly of nuclear pores.
Circular Chromosomes Straightened
Kerry Grens | Nov 6, 2014
A newly described method linearizes circular chromosomes in yeast and caps them with telomeres to mimic natural chromosomes.
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.