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Tags: DNA

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:16am
DNA activity can change without changing the sequence of the DNA segment itself. Gene activation and inactivation can be the basis for how species produce unique individuals. Some processes that change gene activity are well understood in the context of model species. However, scientists are still grappling with how some processes, like DNA methylation, change gene activity in many diverse organisms. Broader theories applicable to all species…
Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:47am
Researchers in the UGA department of plant biology have published the first genetic linkage map for what has long-been an object of human fascination: plants that have evolved the capacity to capture and digest insects. Lead author Russell Malmberg explains: "We normally think of plants as being eaten by animals, but a small number of plant species have reversed this and are able to capture and digest insects. These carnivorous plants can obtain…
Thu, 01/11/2018 - 2:24pm
Distinguished Research Professor Kelly Dawe in the department of genetics is principal investigator on a new project to sequence the genetic diversity of the world's largest cash crop: When the human genome was first sequenced in 2001, the project focused on a single individual. Since that time, several new genomes have been assembled and additional genetic data have been generated for thousands of individuals, producing a more complete picture…
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 4:08pm
  Marshall Scholar and Franklin College alumnus Matt Sellers (BA ’12) recently attended a reception with Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and Honorary Patron of the Association of Marshall Scholars, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Marshall Scholarships. At the reception, held at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, the Prince of Wales awarded several Marshall Medals to individuals of outstanding achievement. The event also…

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