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Speed limit on DNA-making sets pace for life's first steps .
Researchers led by Princeton’s Stanislav Shvartsman have found that the DNA of fruit fly embryos must obey a natural speed limit when it comes to replicating their genomes. Eggs with a mutation that allow for overproduction of DNA end in catastrophic failure at the moment they would begin to take shape.
Algal library lends insights into genes for photosynthesis .
To identify genes involved in photosynthesis, a team led by Princeton researchers has built a library containing thousands of single-celled algae, each with a different gene mutation.
Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes in the early universe .
Astronomers from Japan, Taiwan and Princeton University have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes that were formed when the universe was only 5 percent of its current age.
Princeton faculty to test new Microsoft Station B platform toward goal of boosting production of lifesaving biological therapies>
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