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Continuing our series of articles on Great British bioscience pioneers, we profile Professor Shankar Balasubramanian FRS. His research at the interface between biology and chemistry led to the invention of the Solexa sequencing method – one of the main 'next generation' technologies that has made it possible for labs around the world to sequence whole genomes in a matter of hours and for a fraction of the cost.
Parts of the primordial soup in which life arose have been maintained in our cells today according to scientists at the University of East Anglia. Research published today in the Journal of Biological Chemistry reveals how cells in plants, yeast and very likely also in animals still perform ancient reactions…
A new study has shown that synthetic folic acid, the form taken in folic acid supplements we can buy over the counter, is not processed by the body in the same way as natural folates, the form found in green vegetables. This can lead to unprocessed folic acid circulating in the blood stream, with unknown potential health effects.