Bio-Rad Acquires RainDance Technologies to Strengthen DNA Sequencing Applications

In New York, Bio-Rad Laboratories acquired one of its rivals, RainDance Technologies. Details on the acquisition amount or impact for RainDance employees were not...

The Secrets of Wine Exposed Through Genomics

In California, cabernet sauvignon’s secrets have been discovered with scientists having sequenced the full genome of this popular wine grape. Computer algorithms combined with...

Workhouse Fungus Aspergillus More Diverse Than Originally Thought

An international team has sequenced ten Aspergillus species, more than doubling the number of the industrially important Aspergillus species that have been sequenced to...

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...

Biomaterial Virginia Tech professor arrested for defrauding NSF grants

In Ohio, Yiheng Percival Zhang, a professor at Virginia Tech’s school’s department of biological systems engineering, is in a Roanoke jail waiting to appear...

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...

Tea Plant Genome Sequencing Completed to Open Door to Tea Flavors

In China, scientists have sequencing the genome of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, which is more complex than a coffee plant genome, to better...

Two hearts beating as one move researchers a step closer to cardiac patches

In Russia, researchers demonstrated that two hearts can in fact beat as one, by taking two different rat tissues and combining them with mouse...

Sound Meets Science in Tracking Pesky Coconut Beetle

In Hawaii, researchers at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu are using sound to track the movements and migration of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle....

First global atlas of soil-dwelling bacteria compiled

In Colorado, University of Colorado, Boulder researchers compiled the first global atlas of soil bacterial communities and identified a group of around 500 key...

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