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Rice plants evolve to adapt to flooding

Although water is essential for plant growth, excessive amounts can waterlog and kill a plant. In South and Southeast Asia, where periodic flooding occurs during the rainy season, the water depth can reach several meters ...

dateJul 12, 2018 in Biotechnology
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Finding the proteins that unpack DNA

A new method allows researchers to systematically identify specialized proteins that unpack DNA inside the nucleus of a cell, making the usually dense DNA more accessible for gene expression and other functions. The method, ...

dateJul 12, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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CRISPR's growing pains

In the six years since its inception, CRISPR gene editing has experienced ups and downs, from giddy excitement over the technology's potential to cure genetic diseases to patent disputes, ethical considerations and cancer ...

dateJul 11, 2018 in Other
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Genes – way weirder than you thought

Pretty much everyone, at least in societies with access to public education or exposure to media in its various forms, has been introduced to the idea of the gene, but "exposure does not equate to understanding" (see Lanie ...

dateJul 10, 2018 in Biotechnology
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