Yeast against the machine: Bakers’ yeast could improve diagnosis

It’s easier than ever to sequence our DNA, but doctors still can’t exactly tell from our genomes which diseases might befall us. Now a research team is setting out to change this by going to basics — to our billion-year-old cousin, baker’s yeast. It turns out our billion-year-old cousin can reveal — more reliably than leading algorithms — whether a genetic mutation is actually harmful. —> Read More

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