Nature Genetics

Changes in the immune system lead to success

The sequencing of the Atlantic cod genome in 2011 demonstrated that this species lacks a crucial part of its immune system. In a follow-up study, Kjetill S. Jakobsen and collaborators have investigated a large number of additional ...

dateAug 30, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Four newly-identified genes could improve rice

A Japanese research team have applied a method used in human genetic analysis to rice and rapidly discovered four new genes that are potentially significant for agriculture. These findings could influence crop breeding and ...

dateJun 27, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Now we know why carrots are orange

Scientists unveiled Monday the gene in carrots that gives rise to carotenoids, a critical source of Vitamin A and the pigment that turns some fruits and vegetables bright orange or red.

dateMay 09, 2016 in Biotechnology
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