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Novel chip-based gene expression tool analyzes RNA quickly and accurately

[ ] A University of Illinois and Mayo collaboration has demonstrated a novel gene expression analysis technique that can accurately measure levels of RNA quickly and directly from a…

Agricultural fungicide attracts honey bees, study finds

[ ] When given the choice, honey bee foragers prefer to collect sugar syrup laced with the fungicide chlorothalonil over sugar syrup alone, researchers report in the journal…

Entrepreneurship program leads student to start company

[ ] The IGB’s Fox Family Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate Program has inspired one participant to found a company with a mission to create computational tools for…

Virus-bacteria coevolution solves diversity paradox by 'Killing the Winner'

[ ] There is remarkable biodiversity in all but the most extreme ecosystems on Earth. When many species are competing for the same finite resource, a theory called competitive…