Roots Show Similar Growth Patterns in Space


Long periods in space can be detrimental to human biology, but it wasn’t exactly known how the lack of gravity affected plants. A new study suggests that space doesn’t seem to affect certain aspects of root growth.

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With Genetic Tweak Maize Cells Produce Enzyme-Replacement Drug


Some complex protein drugs need to be made by culturing mammalian cells. Plant biologists have developed a way to manufacture the necessary enzymes for drugs in maize.

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