A new "coronavirus family tree" has given researchers a better look at how COVID-19 came into Denmark and how it spread domestically.
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A new model could help prevent unintended consequences when researchers use genetic modification on trees for things like biofuel.
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"We determined that SARS-CoV-2 originated through natural processes by comparing the genetic sequences and protein structures of other coronaviruses to those of new virus..."
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The genome of the hornwort, one of the first plants to colonize land, may offer a way to grow crops more efficiently with less synthetic fertilizer.
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A new "atlas" of whole cancer genomes reveals connections among cancers. The work, from more than 700 scientists, could lead to better treatment.
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Researchers have assembled the complete genome of two varieties of basmati rice, one of which is drought-tolerant and resistant to bacterial disease.
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The axolotl salamander can regrow lost limbs and parts of its brain or heart. Figuring out its huge genome may pave the way for human tissue regeneration.
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Quinoa's history has led to varieties that need specific growing conditions. Research on the plant's flowering genes could make things easier for farmers.
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