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Researchers use light to turn yeast into biochemical factories

Researchers have used a combination of light and genetic engineering to controlling the metabolism, or basic chemical process, of a living cell. Building on techniques that already have transformed the field of neuroscience, the researchers used light to control genetically-modified yeast and increase its output of commercially valuable chemicals.

Mar 22nd, 2018

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Programming DNA to deliver cancer drugs

Scientists have developed technology to program strands of DNA into switches that turn proteins on and off. This technology could lead to the development of new cancer therapies and other drugs.

Mar 19th, 2018

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Researchers successfully sequence total RNA of single cells

By combining a number of methods, researchers have developed a method that allows full-length sequencing of the total RNA of a single cell. The ability to do such full-length sequencing is important for understanding how single cells develop and function in biological systems.

Mar 9th, 2018

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