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 • harvard
Nov. 13, 2019 ~4 min

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

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 • harvard
Nov. 29, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  science-technology  bioengineering  john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  seas  daniel-nocera  harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering  junling-guo  miguel-suastegui  neel-joshi  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 • harvard
Nov. 29, 2018 ~7 min

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

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