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Researchers at the Babraham Institute have discovered a strong physical gene interaction network that is responsible for holding genes in a silencing grip during early development. In the same way that people can interact with others in close proximity, say within the same room, or others millions of miles apart, there are also short- and long-range interactions within the genome…


Childhood memories of sticky hands from melting ice cream cones could soon become obsolete, thanks to a new food ingredient. Scientists have discovered a naturally occurring protein that can be used to create ice cream that is more resistant to melting than conventional products.


BBSRC has co-funded one of eight new grants through the international Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) programme. EEID supports efforts to understand the underlying ecological and biological mechanisms behind human-induced environmental changes and the emergence and transmission of infectious diseases.


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