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  • One Step Closer to Eliminating World Hunger

    Jan 17, 2013

    AGGI logoA child dies from hunger every six seconds. In the words of Illumina's Mike Thompson, Associate Director of Global Sales: Do we really need any motivation aside from this shocking statistic to be inspired to change the world?

    The ...

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  • Massive Project Moving Forward on Wheat Diversity

    Jan 16, 2013

    During yesterday’s Illumina technology workshop, the talk by Eduard Akhunov of Kansas State on genomic patterns of SNP variation in worldwide wheat populations did not disappoint. Despite being a very biology-heavy talk, Eduard did a great job of taking us ...

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  • All Eyes on Wheat Research at PAGXXI

    Jan 15, 2013
    wheatWe are having a fabulous time here at PAGXXI! It always impresses me how savvy are the scientists in attendance. Every time I come to PAG, I have this experience in a conversation at least half a dozen times:   ...
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  • iPlant: A Cyberinfrastructure for Plant Biology

    Jan 13, 2013
    iPlant Collaborative

    It’s getting harder to be a plant—there’s wind, rain, drought, pathogens, and now more manmade changes to the environment than ever before. Responses to changing environmental conditions are quickly becoming central to studies of plant adaptation, agriculture, ecological studies, and ...

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  • Illumina at Plant and Animal Genome XXI

    Jan 12, 2013

    We always look forward to PAG- not just because it’s in our backyard, but because it is an amazingly diverse meeting where small and large labs from around the world bring the latest in plant and animal genome science into ...

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  • When Food Becomes Dangerous

    Oct 16, 2012

    We’ve all heard that we need to eat more fruits and vegetables. And really, what could be healthier? The problem is when human pathogens, like Listeria and Salmonella, contaminate the fields or packing facilities where they are processed. Vigilance on ...

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