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
Researchers sequence pepper genome, find jumping genes enhanced diversity
30,000-year-old virus from permafrost is reborn
French scientists said Monday they had revived a giant but harmless virus that had been locked in the Siberian permafrost for more than 30,000 years.
Key protein discovered as essential for malaria parasite transmission to mosquitos
Scientists studying the sexual transformation of the malaria parasite have solved a long-standing mystery in parasite biology. Two research teams have independently discovered that a single protein acts as ...
Scientists unlock a 'microbial Pompeii'
An international team of researchers have discovered a 'microbial Pompeii' preserved on the teeth of skeletons around 1,000 years old. The key to the discovery is the dental calculus (plaque) which preserves bacteria and ...
Pond-dwelling powerhouse's genome points to its biofuel potential
Duckweed is a tiny floating plant that's been known to drive people daffy. It's one of the smallest and fastest-growing flowering plants that often becomes a hard-to-control weed in ponds and small lakes. ...
Genome editing goes hi-fi: Technique in stem cells to boost scientists' ability to study genetic disease
Sometimes biology is cruel. Sometimes simply a one-letter change in the human genetic code is the difference between health and a deadly disease. But even though doctors and scientists have long studied disorders ...
Substance in photosynthesis was at work in ancient, methane-producing microbes 2.5 billion years ago
A team of researchers led by Virginia Tech and University of California, Berkeley, scientists has discovered that a regulatory process that turns on photosynthesis in plants at daybreak likely developed on ...