UC Riverside scientists discovered pulp from sour fruit has more hydrogen ions, which leads to a sour taste. But sweet fruit such as pineapples or papayas has pulp that contains fewer hydrogen ions, leading to less of an acidic profile.
Researchers from UC Riverside and UC Irvine demonstrated for the first time that it’s possible to steal and reverse-engineer the genetic code stitched together by DNA synthesizers by simply recording the sounds they make. It's a vulnerability they say could imperil the up-and-coming synthetic biology and DNA-based data storage industries.
Jade Sasser, assistant professor in the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies, talks about historic efforts at human population control, including the forced sterilizations of underrepresented populations.