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Fundamental bioscience news from 2017


New insights into how our bodies maintain a beneficial relationship with our gut microbes news

Fungi found essential to the air we breathe news


Marek's disease vaccine research funded at Pirbright press release

Epigenetics helps keep the immune system running press release

Twisted sex allows mirror-image snails to mate face-to-face, research finds press release

Position and function of goat antibody genes identified at Pirbright press release

New fundamental biology may aid cancer treatments press release


B-movies, bats, and beetle larvae: The UK's creepiest creepy-crawlies feature

Award winning Scottish research could pave the way for 'low-emission cows' news

New insight into foot-and-mouth disease virus could lead to improved vaccines news

Will I ever live forever? feature

From Loki to lipids: Using modern biology to discover Viking culture feature

BBSRC Chief Executive shares latest bioscience advancements at the Sixth Annual Biology Week Parliamentary Reception BBSRC press release

Condoms and coffee: New fingerprint testing to be used in criminal cases press release

Fungal sex, holy water, and chest infections - oh my feature


GM plants promise fish oils aplenty press release


New vaccine design shows promise in protecting against African Horse Sickness Virus press release

Growing better trees faster press release


Detect. Lock on. Intercept. The remarkable hunting ability of the robber fly press release

Ageing can be good for you (if you're a yeast) press release


Egg-free surrogate chickens produced in bid to save rare breeds press release


Microbes carve out a niche for themselves press release

Scientists uncover hidden wheat treasures press release

Double fish production while preserving biodiversity – can it be done? press release

Complete animal genomes become easier to map thanks to revolutionary new method press release

Laser imaging of energy transfer in photosynthesis solves decades-old debate press release