genomics

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Bringing the flavor back to modern tomatoes

While many people remember the wonderful flavor of a garden-grown heirloom tomato, this flavor is not found in modern commercial tomatoes. Modern tomato breeding has focused on disease resistance, yield, shelf-life and firmness for shipping. While these traits are essential for large scale year-round production... global.click_to_read

  • Denise Tieman | Research assistant at University of Florida, Horticultural Sciences Dept., Gainesville FL 32611
Views 177
Reading time 3 min
published on Dec 1, 2017
The cutting EDGE: Bringing genomics to everyone

Diabetes, infertility, cancer, allergies, Alzheimer's disease - the key to one day preventing or even curing such afflictions and diseases (both infectious and genetically driven) may be locked in our own genetic code and the code of microorganisms that inhabit our bodies. Genomics, the study... global.click_to_read

  • Patrick Chain | Professor at Los Alamos National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy's NNSA, USA
Views 148
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 14, 2017
What happens to our genes in the twilight of death?

Death -- the ultimate end of everyone's journey. What is there to study? Is anything interesting happening? Aside from religious and philosophical discourses, valuable knowledge might be obtained from tangible physical facts. Consider an analogy: a disaster happens in a chemical plant that results in... global.click_to_read

  • Peter Noble | Professor at Department of Periodontics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • Alex Pozhitkov | Research Scientist at Department of Oral Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Views 130
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 28, 2017