Evolution more complex than ‘survival of the fittest’ had us believe

By re-barcoding the DNA of yeast, researchers were able to follow evolution for approximately 1,000 generations, finding surprises along the way.

Clea Simon | Nov. 13, 2019 | harvard
~4 mins   

Tags: science-technology alex-n-nguyen-ba barcoding dna evolution ivana-cvijovic michael-desai organismic-and-evolutionary-biology physics yeast

Yeast is getting a boost from solar power

Harvard researchers have started to combine bacteria with semiconductor technology that, similar to solar panels on a roof, harvests energy from light and, when coupled to the microbes’ surface, boosts their biosynthetic potential.

Benjamin Boettner | Nov. 29, 2018 | harvard
~7 mins   

Tags: science-technology bioengineering daniel-nocera harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences junling-guo miguel-suastegui neel-joshi seas solar-power yeast

Yeast is getting a boost from solar power

Harvard researchers have started to combine bacteria with semiconductor technology that, similar to solar panels on a roof, harvests energy from light and, when coupled to the microbes’ surface, boosts their biosynthetic potential.

Benjamin Boettner | Nov. 29, 2018 | harvard
~7 mins   

Tags: science-technology bioengineering daniel-nocera harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences junling-guo miguel-suastegui neel-joshi seas solar-power yeast

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