PETA will be happy to hear – No more animal testing thanks to organ...

In Massachusetts, scientists are putting working tiny models of organs, like livers and lungs, on tiny chips for human biology research. Looking more like...

Ecological change, not evolution, led to tick and Lyme disease explosion

In New York, researchers from Yale University, Johns Hopkins University, and Columbia University are using genome sequencing to analyze the genomes of almost 150...

Less is more but not in a good way – less microbes lead to...

In the United Kingdom, University of Manchester researchers found that the less microbes you have in your body, the more resistant to antibiotics they...

Bigger better beefsteak tomatoes thanks to genomics

In Georgia, geneticists found that the gene variant called Cell Size Regulator is responsible for the size of various cultivated and wild tomatoes. They...

Not sure what that plant is? Portable genome sequencer tells you quickly from the...

In the United Kingdom, researchers conducted genome sequencing for the first time ever in actual fields. Researchers used the MinION from Oxford Nanopore Technologies...

Magic mushrooms gene cluster save themselves

In Ohio, researchers found that psilocybin, the chemical that gives mushrooms hallucinogenic effects, actually serves a purpose for the mushrooms themselves. They analyzed three...

File too large? Genome data compression a hit with gene-sequencing companies

In India, Geneformics is looking at the growing trend and popularity of genome data in medical, biotech and other fields and wondering how all...

Poof! Food magically made from microbes and electricity

In Finland, researchers concocted a recipe for food using water, carbon dioxide, microbes, and electricity. So can this Franken-food be mass produced and solve...

Game changer for Superfund clean-up efforts thanks to microbes

In Washington, the first large-scale experiment to clean up groundwater on a Superfund site using microbes proved that probiotics and natural microbes can significantly...

Canada using DNA technologies to speed up agricultural imports and exports

In Canada, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is using DNA-based technologies to help speed up the...

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