Growing cereal crops with less fertilizer

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found a way to reduce the amount of nitrogen fertilizers needed to grow cereal crops. The discovery could save farmers in the…

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These baboons borrowed a third of their genes from their cousins

New genetic analyses of wild baboons in southern Kenya reveals that most of them carry traces of hybridization in their DNA. As a result of interbreeding, about a third of…

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One of the largest known bacteria-to-animal gene transfer inside a fruit fly

A fruit fly genome is not a just made up of fruit fly DNA — at least for one fruit fly species. New research from the University of Maryland School…

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Genomics study of snapper finds three populations

New research on snapper has revealed that there are more genetically distinct populations in the western part of its Australian range than previously understood. The research, led by the Molecular…

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Programming pH

pH — the concentration of protons in a watery solution — indicates how acidic the solution is. It regulates a broad range of natural and engineered chemical processes, including the…

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Chi-Huey Wong awarded Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis

LA JOLLA, CA—Scripps Research Professor Chi-Huey Wong, PhD, has been awarded the 2022 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis for his pioneering work in glycoscience—or, more familiarly, the study…

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Immune system uses two-step verification to defend against HIV

LA JOLLA, CA— Human immunodeficiency virus 1, more commonly known as HIV-1, is known for its uncanny ability to evade the immune system. Scientists at Scripps Research and collaborators have…

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Whole exome sequencing predicts whether patients respond to cancer immunotherapy

Immunotherapies, such as immune checkpoint inhibitors, have transformed the treatment of advanced stage cancers. Unlike chemotherapies that kill cancer cells, these drugs help the body’s immune system to find and…

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‘Supergene’ wreaks havoc in a genome

The human genome is littered with “selfish genetic elements,” which do not seem to benefit their hosts, but instead seek only to propagate themselves. Selfish genetic elements can wreak havoc…

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UTSW researchers develop rapid COVID-19 test to identify variants in hours

*Click here to watch “The hunt for COVID-19 variants” video Last year, pathologist Jeffrey SoRelle, M.D., and colleagues developed CoVarScan, a rapid COVID-19 test that detects the signatures of eight hotspots…

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