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‘Scarecrow’ gene enhances photosynthesis

A recently discovered gene could lead to new varieties of staple crops that have 50 percent higher yields. By 2050, ...

Risk genes show up in newborns’ brain scans

Brain scans of newborns show the same brain changes that appear in adults with gene variants linked to Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, ...

Scientists create GM fly with gene mutation similar to one that causes seizures in humans

Scientists have created fruit flies with a gene mutation analogous to one that causes epileptic seizures in people—a first in ...

How kidneys keep hold of early stem cells

Scientists have identified two proteins that are required to maintain a supply of stem cells in the developing kidneys of ...

Size and stickiness predict stem cell future

The size and consistency of fat-derived stem cells can predict what type of cell they will become—findings that could lead ...