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U scientists engineer species-like barriers to reproduction

Cells

“Synthetic incompatibility” could boost safety and effectiveness of applying genetic engineering.

Study shows way to create common ground about gene-editing

CFANS Gene Cooperative

A range of new food production technologies are emerging.

More renewables needed than previously thought to meet emissions targets

Power lines

Across the country, stakeholders have set ambitious goals for reducing energy emissions and investing in renewables.

American oaks share a common northern ancestor

Jeannine Cavender-Bares

Researchers unlock a longstanding mystery about the geographic origins of the continent’s red and white oaks.

New study: Corn’s environmental impact varies greatly across the U.S.

Maps showing impact.

Companies can now more accurately measure – and improve – supply-chain sustainability.

The mystery of leaf size solved

Science publication cover image

A team of researchers including Peter Reich from CFANS cracked the mystery of leaf size. 

U study provides new insight toward reducing racial bias in courtroom

Bias in courtroom

Research offers positive news for a criminal justice system keenly aware of need for improved response to race biases.

World-renowned site of ecosystem research turns 75

Cedar Creek

The University of Minnesota’s Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve marks milestone with September 9 celebration.

U of M awarded nearly $4M for retention of underrepresented STEM students

A student describes his research at a poster session

Goal is to increase the number of students of color and American Indian students pursuing STEM

Dome Construction Begins on Planetarium at the New Bell Museum

Bell Museum Planetarium Rendering

Latest Technology Makes the Theater the First of Its Kind in the World.

Unlocking the secrets of plant microbes

Researchers at work

A U scientist will be at the forefront of an international effort to study plant-associated microbes. 

Researchers transform conservation tool with gold nanotechnology, lasers

Embryo

Cryopreservation study results have sweeping implications for wildlife conservation and human health

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