When Fruit Flies Get Sick, Their Offspring Become More Diverse
When fruit flies are attacked by parasites or bacteria they respond by producing offspring with greater genetic variability, says an NC State biologist.
Mackay Wins Prestigious Wolf Prize
Trudy Mackay receives one of the world's most prestigious awards for academic achievement, a Wolf Prize.
New Imaging Technique Shows How DNA Is Protected at Chromosomes’ Ends
Researchers from NC State have helped develop a new imaging technique that provides a better look at the inner workings of chromosomes.
Database Helps Researchers Connect Environmental Exposures to Health Effects
A new database gives researchers new strategies for connecting environmental exposures to human health effects.
The Fly Whisperer
Pioneering geneticist Trudy Mackay's work with fruit flies is influencing scientists around the world and leading to important discoveries.
Finding Her Path
NC State junior Christina LaMaire credits the Goodnight Scholars Program — and the opportunities it provides — with changing her life.
NC State Geneticist Receives NSF CAREER Award
Nadia Singh, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has received a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation.
Geneticist Mackay Named Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Chair
This is the latest honor for the prominent geneticist, who won the prestigious international Wolf Prize in 2016.
Variation at a Central Metabolic Gene Influences Male Fruit Fly Lifespan
Why do females outlive males? For fruit flies, the answer can be found in the expression of an important metabolism gene.
NC State Receives DARPA Funding to Develop, Test Gene Drive System
A grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will help NC State geneticists study ways to maintain and protect ecosystem biodiversity.