Biology - Biotechnology news

A closer look at the GM debate

In the first chapter of The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin detailed his examinations of the skeletons of a variety of different breeds of domestic pigeons. To agreement today, he concluded that they a ...

May 02, 2013 3.8 / 5 (16) 11 | with audio podcast report

A new view of DNA

While it’s clear that DNA sequencing has been an indispensable tool in understanding any number of biological processes, new research from Harvard suggests that how DNA is packed into cells may be at ...

Mar 12, 2012 4.8 / 5 (12) 2 | with audio podcast

Seedless cherimoya, the next banana?

Mark Twain called it "the most delicious fruit known to man." But the cherimoya, or custard apple, and its close relations the sugar apple and soursop, also have lots of big, awkward seeds. Now new research by plant scientists ...

Mar 14, 2011 4.7 / 5 (12) 2 | with audio podcast

Discovery may aid search for anti-aging drugs

A team of University of Michigan scientists has found that suppressing a newly discovered gene lengthens the lifespan of roundworms. Scientists who study aging have long known that significantly restricting food intake makes ...

Aug 18, 2010 5 / 5 (11) 0 | with audio podcast