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Anirban Roy in the laboratory
Disabling viruses with CRISPR scissors
January 23, 2020

In a scientific first, WSU researchers delivered a one-two punch to knock out viruses that affect many food, feed, and fiber crops, using precise, targeted editing of viral genes.

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A funding boost to develop rice for the future
January 7, 2020

WSU is part of an international effort to revolutionize the production of rice, a project that recently earned a five‑year, $15 million grant renewal from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Bee efficiency boosts diversified farming
December 3, 2019

The more diverse a farm’s plant population, the more beneficial it is for bee pollinators, and the more efficiently those pollinators work, according to new WSU research.

Getting mac and cheese to Mars
September 24, 2019

WSU scientists have developed a way to triple the shelf life of ready-to-eat macaroni and cheese, a development that could have benefits for everything from space travel to military use.

Turning up the heat on ‘Brett’
September 16, 2019

WSU’s Charles Edwards has devised a new treatment for Brettanomyces bruxellensis (“Brett” for short)—a barrel-dwelling spoilage yeast that can taint wine, often imparting undesirable aromas and flavors.