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Plant Turns Suspected Crop Pest Into Pollinator

A Costa Rican flower has turned this foe into friend, according to a new study. One species of the so-called arum plant has evolved to attract a species of plant bug instead of a typical beetle pollinator, helping them spread their pollen far and wide.

Doudna and Arnold Chat “Nobel to Nobel”

Awards , Biotech
During their "Nobel to Nobel" chat at the Spark 2021 conference, Jennifer Doudna, PhD, and Frances Arnold, PhD, touched on topics such as CRISPR, the ethics of genome editing, working on COVID-19, and winning the Nobel Prize. The two scientists also shared inspiring stories of being women in science clearing hurdles to achieve extreme success.