Weekend links: crowdsourcing and controversy

Users/players of UW product Foldit designed an eighteenfold more active enzyme.

Galaxy Zoo has also produced new and interesting astronomical results over several years.

Arsenate-based DNA is unlikely, now in more detail.

Experimentally evolved multicellularity in yeast, and a model that saw it coming. Is this different from wild yeast strains which already make colony-like clumps? The authors obviously say yes, but it's the rapid evolution via selection that's most interesting.


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