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How CRISPR could produce tastier wine and beer

Steve Gillman | 
Whether it’s grape juice or liquid malt, yeast is essential in converting sugary liquids into alcohol, to produce the final ...
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Was a gene mutation responsible for bigger human brains?

Anthony King | 
One of the major features that distinguish humans from other primates is the size of our brains, which underwent rapid ...
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Secret to longer life? Specific genes in worms can increase lifespan by almost 400%

Gareth Willmer | 
In a project called MacModel, researchers are using the flatworm Macrostomum lignano, which is normally found living in the tidal sands of ...
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Plants vs pathogens: CRISPR-created crops fend off pests, add nutrition

Gary Finnegan | 
Potato blight sparked the Irish famine in the 19th century, causing a million people to starve to death and another ...
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If biofortified crops are goal, both genetic engineering and conventional breeding necessary

Rex Merrifield | 
[Dr Swati Puranik, of the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University in the UK] and her ...
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Bacteria could transform trees into industrial chemical scrubbers

Anthony King | 
Hacking trees by adding bacteria to their roots could help scrub contaminated soil clean of chemicals and metals from industrial ...
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