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Microbiologists advance CRISPR research

The research of two Montana State University microbiologists into how bacteria fend off attacks from viruses is included in a new paper published in the scientific journal Nature. Blake Wiedenheft, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology in the College of…



Immunity gene fusions uncovered in plants

Plant health and interaction with microbes is maintained by intricate antennas — plant immune receptors. A certain class of receptors is turning out to be highly informative about plant disease resistance. A few of such Nucleotide-binding Leucine-Rich Repeat receptors (NLRs)…


Engineered gene drives and the future

Engineered gene drives, which have the potential to spread desirable genes throughout wild populations or to suppress harmful species, have received a lot of recent attention because of their potential to control organisms, such as mosquitoes that carry diseases such…