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Genetics

  • After Acrimonious Debate, India Rejects GM Eggplant

    At a press conference here on 9 February, India's environment minister announced a "moratorium" on commercial release of what would have been India's first genetically modified food crop: varieties of eggplant, called brinjal in India, equipped with a protein from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis that's toxic to insect pests.

  • The Genetic Landscape of a Cell

    A genome-wide interaction map of yeast identifies genetic interactions, networks, and function.

  • From Science's Online Daily News Site

    ScienceNOW reported this week on a new calibration curve that extends radiocarbon dating back 50,000 years, a better design for suspension bridges, why fish gills evolved, and a way to make simple droplets of oil navigate complex labyrinths with the same skill as laboratory rodents, among other stories.

  • An Indefatigable Debate Over Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    The search for the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome, which just months ago seemed to be gaining traction, now seems likely to descend into the same confusion and acrimony that characterized it for years, as a supposed viral link to CFS published just last autumn might be unraveling.

  • The Little Wasp That Could

    The sequencing of the genome of a parasitoid wasp promises to bring wider recognition to these tiny, underappreciated insects that play a crucial role in natural ecosystems and in agriculture.

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