I recently had a lively conversation with a former colleague at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne.
In effect, protein engineers are using the power of random change plus intelligent design to see what if anything will improve function.
Heretic is the autobiographical story, co-written by Jonathan Witt, of distinguished Finnish bioengineer Matti Leisola.
The editors of World Magazine announce their short lists for best books of the year.
Coming from the National Center for Science Education or the New York Times, this is typical.