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Lifting the lid off yeast
The sequencing of 6,000 yeast genes has major implications for bio-medicine and bio-industry.

The decoding of the Bacillus subtilis genome
28 European laboratories have helped to sequence the DNA of this industrially and scientifically important bacterium.
The enzymes that came in from the cold
Research on bacteria that live at temperatures close to zero may make low-temperature acting enzymes available for a range of industrial uses.
The chromosomes of Arabidopsis
As the first plant to reveal the secrets of its 25 000 genes, Arabidopsis is providing research on plant biology with new avenues to explore.
Unravelling the mysteries of the prions
The European research effort in the field of ESTs.