yeast
The Age of Pharmabrewing
The Age of Pharmabrewing
Laura Marengo and John D. Loike | Jan 1, 2016
We should not resist developing opiate-producing GM yeast for fear of the technology falling into the wrong hands.
Carry-On Luggage
Carry-On Luggage
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2015
Without a vacuole, cell-cycle progression stalls out in yeast cells.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Karen Zusi | Sep 30, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
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.
Yeast Genome Doubling
Yeast Genome Doubling
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 10, 2015
The results of a computational genetic analysis suggest Saccharomyces cerevisiae doubled its genome through species hybridization.
Calorie-Restricted Yeast Live Longer
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
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
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.