News tagged with genetic modification

Rethinking the Genetic Theory of Inheritance

Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have detected evidence that DNA may not be the only carrier of heritable information; a secondary molecular mechanism called epigenetics may also account for ...

dateJan 18, 2009 in Genetics
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Researchers derive first embryonic stem cells from rats

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have, for the first time in history, derived authentic embryonic stem (ES) cells from rats. This breakthrough finding will enable scientists to create far more effective ...

dateDec 24, 2008 in
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Unlocking lignin for sustainable biofuel

Turning trees, grass, and other biomass into fuel for automobiles and airplanes is a costly and complex process. Biofuel researchers are working to change that, envisioning a future where cellulosic ethanol, an alcohol derived ...

dateJul 07, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Modifying one cell factor alters many others

Using a widely studied species of cyanobacterium, researchers from the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Sciences have shown how difficult it is to alter the metabolism of a unicellular organism with the aim of producing ...

dateNov 15, 2013 in Materials Science
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