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Discovered: How to unlock inaccessible genes

An international team of biologists has discovered how specialized enzymes remodel the extremely condensed genetic material in the nucleus of cells in order to control which genes can be used. The discovery will be published ...

dateJan 29, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Bacteria attack lignin with enzymatic tag team

The molecules that impart strength to paper, bamboo and wood-frame buildings—lignin and cellulose—have long stymied biofuels researchers by locking away more than half of a plant's energy-yielding sugar. In a study that ...

dateJan 06, 2016 in Biotechnology
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