Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 11, 2004
Rice centromere, supposedly quiet genetic domain, surprises
Probing the last genomic frontier of higher organisms, an international team of scientists has succeeded in sequencing a little understood - but critical - genetic domain in rice.

Bacteriophage genomics approach to antimicrobial drug discovery published in Nature Biotechnology
Identifying the targets that bacterial viruses, or phages, use to halt bacterial growth and then screening against those targets for small molecule inhibitors that attack the same targets provides a unique platform for the discovery of novel antibiotics.

Abilities required for success in school don't differ greatly from those required in the real world
Intelligence in the workplace is not that different from intelligence at school, according to the results of a meta-analysis of over one hundred studies involving more than 20,000 people.
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