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How do dogs focus on key odors, while tuning out the rest?

Brian Stallard | 
“The question that we sought out to study here is, ‘how does [a] dog suppress this uninformative signal [such as] ...

Genetic tweak doubles yields of sorghum, globally important food source, in new study

Charlotte Hu | 
Plant scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), in their search for solutions to ...

CRISPR gene editing poised to streamline next ‘agricultural revolution,’ plant scientists say

As a growing population and climate change threaten food security, researchers around the world are working to overcome the challenges ...
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Genetic mutation can triple sorghum grain yields—and could boost rice, corn and wheat too

A simple genetic modification can triple the grain number of sorghum, a drought-tolerant plant that is an important source of ...

Future of corn: Genetics could improve maize’s sustainability and productivity

A new, much more detailed reference genome for maize, or corn, as it is called in the U.S., [was] published ...
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Gene editing could boost tomato yields by speeding fruit ripening

Using a simple and powerful genetic method to tweak genes native to two popular varieties of tomato plants, a team ...

What’s the next frontier of genome sequencing?

Yaniv Erlich | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Genomics has recently celebrated ...

Does harder living translate to shorter lifespans?

Ryan Baldini | 
A common belief among human life history researchers is that "harsher" environments - i.e., those with higher mortality rates and ...

Computational genetics identifies disease-causing mutations

Jaclyn Jansen | 
With 3 billion letters in the human genome, it seems hard to believe that adding a DNA base here or removing ...

Genetic defect in tomatoes tweaked to increase yields, fruitiness in canned varieties

Teasing out the hidden subtleties of a type of hybrid vigor involving just one gene has provided scientists at Cold Springs ...
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