Scientists create genetic resource to improve wheat plants

A collection of wheat seeds with more than 10 million sequenced and carefully cataloged genetic mutations is now freely available to wheat breeders and researchers around the world. The resource is already aiding in the development of wheat plants with improved traits and according to scientists, will greatly accelerate the study of gene functions in […]

Genome secrets of the bedbug may help you sleep tight

Have you ever checked into a questionable motel room where the threat of bedbugs leaves you tossing and turning all night? Well, thanks to a group of scientists who have successfully decoded the insect’s DNA, there may be new ways to exterminate the blood-sucking parasite, and in turn, help you to rest peacefully.