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A real CRISPR look at heritable mutations

Genome editing technologies have become valuable tools in many aspects of scientific research, facilitating, for example, the identification of genes involved in development, or the determination of protein functions...


Good things come in small packages

And few eukaryotic things are smaller than diatoms, unicellular algae that are common, numerous and taxonomically extremely diverse, particularly in the oceans. Small? Yes, typically 20 – 200 µm in diameter. Good? Yes;...

Image: Jan Moninckx, Moninckx Atlas, 1686–1709.

A blooming marvellous innovation

I know that this year’s British summer hasn’t been much to write home about (and you would be writing home to the UK– who would have sojourned in that sodden isle given the choice?). But at least the traditional hay...