Genetic mutation can triple sorghum grain yields—and could boost rice, corn and wheat too

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

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 ...
Gene editing could boost tomato yields by speeding fruit ripening

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 ...