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Improving genome editing with drugs

One of the most exciting scientific advances made in recent years is CRISPR—the ability to precisely edit the genome of cells. However, although this method has incredible potential, the process is extremely inefficient. ...

dateFeb 05, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Taking a shortcut to improving wheat

In 2011 the world's farms produced a total of 681 million tonnes of wheat, but with an ever growing demand from a growing population, there is a real need for increasing yields yet further.

dateSep 12, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Glanville fritillary genome sequenced

The Glanville fritillary has long been an internationally known model species for ecology and evolutionary biology, whose population biology has been studied on the Åland Islands for more than twenty years. ...

dateSep 05, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Towards genetically-improved conifers

Pines are long-lived; between 100 and 1,000 years. And they are a tree species, of high commercial importance. Indeed, they are valued for their timber and wood pulp. Now, a European Research project, called ...

dateNov 06, 2014 in Biotechnology
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