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Protein dosage compensation mechanism unravelled

Scientists have discovered which genes from the yeast genome exhibit dosage compensation - the ability to temper protein production when the corresponding encoding gene's copy number increases. In addition, they identify the underlying process to be protein degradation, and link the mechanism to stoichiometric buffering of protein complex subunits.

Mar 15th, 2017

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Super plants need super ROOTS

A new program hopes to develop better crops - super plants that are drought-resistant, use less fertilizer and remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Feb 28th, 2017

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