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Nov 17, 2014 | The Abstract

Something Resistant This Way Comes: An Insect Mystery

An NC State entomology researcher has found that a feared crop pest found in North Carolina is becoming resistant to a common method used to protect crops. 

Oct 30, 2014 | The Abstract

A Decade of Genes, Chemicals and Human Health: The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database Turns 10

A Decade of Genes, Chemicals, and Human Health: the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database Turns Ten 

Oct 28, 2014 | Research and Innovation

New Technique Uses Bacteria’s Own CRISPR-Cas System to Turn Off Genes

NC State researchers have developed a technique that co-opts an immune system already present in bacteria and archaea to turn off specific genes or sets of genes – creating a powerful tool for future research on genetics and related fields. 

Sep 30, 2014 | The Abstract

The Root(worm) of the Problem: Unexpected Obstacles on the Road to Research

Scientists often have to spend an enormous amount of time becoming experts in things outside their field of study in order to do research they think is important. This is where a corn-eating beetle and a guy named Clay Chu come in. 

Aug 27, 2014 | The Abstract

Three Things You Didn’t Know About the Arachnids That Live on Your Face

Right now, in the general vicinity of your nose, there are at least two species of microscopic mites living in your pores. Scientists have just published a study about these little-known mites. 

May 15, 2014

Small Number of Genes Have Big Impact on Fish Egg Quality

NC State researchers have taken a big step toward solving a puzzle that has long vexed vertebrates – predicting egg quality, or the viability of embryos in eggs. Using gene expression data and computer modeling, […] 

Jul 18, 2013

New Technique for Assessing Calorie Absorption Sheds Light on Genetic Driver of Obesity

Researchers from Harvard, NC State and five other universities have found a specific genetic on-off switch associated with obesity in both mice and humans, raising the long-term possibility of developing new treatments for obesity. As […] 

Jan 4, 2013

Huang Scores Travel Award

Postdoc research scholar Wen Huang was honored with a Spring 2013 DeLill Nasser Travel Award from the Genetics Society of America. 

Nov 7, 2012

Navel-Gazing Researchers ID Which Species Live in Our Belly Buttons (But Don’t Know Why)

Researchers have discovered which bacteria species are most commonly found in our bellybuttons, but have still not discovered what governs which species will be found on which people. These are the first published findings of […] 

Jul 20, 2012

What’s the Deal With Seedless Watermelons?

Seedless watermelons aren’t seedless. They have those little white seeds that don’t have hard black shells, like the seeds in seeded watermelons. How do they do that?  Glad you asked! In seeded watermelons, the seed […]