Communication channel between cells and machines paves way toward bio-hybrid robots
Forensic speciation: Splicing genetic and phylogenic trees of life
Focusing the phenotype: Controlling genetic expression through external feedback
DNA used to encode a book and other digital information
Friendly Fungi: Elucidating the fungal biosynthesis of stipitatic acid
Something old, something new: Evolution and the structural divergence of duplicate genes
Genes ex silico: Computer-designed virus yields phenotype expression benefits
Ferns borrowed genes to flourish in low light
During the age of the dinosaurs, the arrival of flowering plants as competitors could have spelled doom for the ancient fern lineage. Instead, ferns diversified and flourished under the new canopy—using ...
Researchers develop single cell genomics technique to reverse engineer developing lung
Consider the marvel of the embryo. It begins as a glob of identical cells that change shape and function as they multiply to become the cells of our lungs, muscles, nerves and all the other specialized tissues ...
How plants become zombies
(Phys.org) —Forget popular video game Plants Vs. Zombies, some plants are zombies and scientists have uncovered how bacterial parasites turn them into the living dead.
Researchers reverse a liver disorder in mice by correcting a mutated gene
Using a new gene-editing system based on bacterial proteins, MIT researchers have cured mice of a rare liver disorder caused by a single genetic mutation.
Engineered bacteria produce biofuel alternative for high-energy rocket fuel
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute have engineered a bacterium to synthesize pinene, a hydrocarbon produced by trees that could potentially replace high-energy ...
Scientists find a molecular clue to the complex mystery of auxin signaling in plants
Wikipedia lists 65 adjectives that botanists use to describe the shapes of plant leaves. In English (rather than Latin) they mean the leaf is lance-shaped, spear-shaped, kidney-shaped, diamond shaped, arrow-head-shaped, ...
Research team implants human innate immune cells in mice
(Phys.org) —Overcoming a major limitation to the study of the origins and progress of human disease, Yale researchers report that they have transplanted human innate immune cells into mouse models, which ...