Year: 2019

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Skewed X inactivation in mammals

In an article just published in Genome Biology, Andrew Clark and his colleagues at Cornell describe an intriguing bias that they have found in transcription from the X chromosome. In mammals, females have two X chromosomes whereas males only have one. This means that if expression from the two X chromosomes was equal, females would have twice as much gene […]

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An early warning tool for quarantine plant pathogen detection

Once plant pathogens have spread and settled in a certain area, eradication is extremely difficult. Prevention by early detection at ports of entry is fundamental, especially in the context of growing global mobility and trade. In their new paperpublished in AMB Express, researchers developed a reliable and fast diagnostic assay for the early detection of quarantine pathogens […]

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Rothamsted Research: Goals, Directions, Projects

Rothamsted is the largest research agricultural center in the UK and the oldest agricultural research station in the world. Having a 160-year history, Rothamsted has gained an international reputation as an advanced center for scientific support for sustainable land management and its impact on the environment. Rothamsted conducts a wide range of scientific research in […]

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