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2010-11-11 22:14:02

Tinkering with a single gene may give perennial grasses more robust roots and speed up the timeline for creating biofuels.

2010-07-01 15:48:18

It may seem intuitive that growth and development somehow go together so that plants and animals end up with the right number of cells in all the right places.

2010-04-21 13:35:00

A new study now shows that microRNAs don't just control the activity of genes within a given cell, they also can move from one cell to another to send signals that influence gene expression on a broader scale.

2009-01-27 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS and DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As farmers look to get more out of each acre of farmland, St. Louis-based Monsanto (NYSE: MON) is exploring unique ways to discover and deliver more desirable traits through the seed.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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