This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the University of Cambridge report on the discovery of the mechanism that underlies a key defect in certain oil palm trees. High-yield varieties of the tree are propagated to grow clones that are supplied to plantations. However, these tress can develop an epigenetic defect, called mantling, that results in abnormal fruit and a reduce oil yield.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.