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It’s best-in-show time at the World’s Most Interesting Genome Competition.
Yes, it’s real. A public competition was held to determine which animal on earth has the most interesting genome. The winner, selected by popular vote from more than 200 entries, is Sandy Maliki, a rare purebred desert dingo from Australia. […]
Mutants get a bad rap in horror movies and superhero comic books. But when it comes to real-life genomic science, mutations can be very important in the process of making new discoveries.
Researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have used four mutations to determine a gene that influences grain yield in grasses related […]
We typically think of rain as being good for plants, but as with anything, timing is key.
Too much springtime rain can force farmers to delay planting schedules by several weeks. This is currently the case for farmers in the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest regions of the United States, where a rainy yet warm […]