A pair of papers in this week’s Nature introduces GROs — “genomically recoded organisms” — whose altered genetic code makes them require a synthetic amino acid to survive. Although this new type of biocontainment indeed keeps microorganisms from spreading to … Continue reading
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Still going to pot The Republicans won big last Tuesday. But so did marijuana. Here’s a summary, from Conor Friedersdorf at The Atlantic: “Oregon and Alaska just became the third and fourth states to legalize the drug. Washington, D.C., … Continue reading
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Give us this day a fix for the GMO battles?
Two papers published in the last week were signal events for agricultural genomics. First was the draft of the huge, and hugely complex, genome of bread wheat, the …
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