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Genetic gains for better grains

Credit: © 2020 KAUST An African millet crop could be improved for growth in the dry, arid lands of Saudi Arabia by using information about its genome. Fonio is already well-adapted to this environment but has not had as much domestication…

Copycat plant booster improves on nature

Credit: © 2020 KAUST; Boubacar A. Kountche and Jian You Wang A molecule that can mimic the function of zaxinone, a natural growth-promoting plant metabolite, has been designed and fabricated by an international team led by

How we age

Anthropologists compare a composite measure of physiological dysregulation among humans and other primates It is well understood that mortality rates increase with age. Whether you live in Tokyo, rural Tennessee or the forests of Papua,…