Researchers develop new method to revamp and minimize yeast genome

Schematic illustration of the SCRaMbLE-based genome compaction (SGC) method. Credit: SIAT Researchers from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences developed a method termed SCRaMbLE-based genome compaction (SGC) to revamp and minimize the yeast genome. They showed that a synthetic chromosome arm (synXIIL) could be efficiently reduced by this […]

Researchers revamp famous alien-hunting equation to predict spread of COVID-19

A famous equation used in the search for alien life has inspired a new model that estimates the odds of COVID-19 transmission. The new model — which is essentially a single equation with several terms multiplied together — estimates the risk of COVID-19 transmission through the air. The researchers were motivated in their work by […]