• Posted on June 18, 2013
    Seeding an Organic Future

    CALS students and faculty are in the forefront of efforts to develop plant varieties for a burgeoning market

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    Protecting our Pollinators

    Bees, so crucial to our food supply, are dying off at alarming rates. CALS researchers are taking a close look at everything from the microbes in their hives to the landscapes they live in to identify in what conditions bees thrive.

  • Posted on June 20, 2011
    Safer Snacking?

    A CALS plant geneticist has found a way to reduce a possible carcinogen in our favorite snack foods–but his solution is on hold for now

  • Posted on February 15, 2011
    Berry Good Science

    “Biochemistry in the Kitchen” workshops give Girl Scouts the opportunity to study strawberry DNA.

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    How DNA profiling works

    DNA profiling can be used to transform a stray hair into a prison sentence.

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    Missing Piece

    Jiming Jiang is unlocking the secrets of the centromere, an overlooked region of DNA that holds the key to chromosome engineering—and a new, possibly safer approach to gene therapy

  • Posted on July 7, 2009
    How to see a gene work

    Peering into the microscopic world of our genes.

  • Posted on October 12, 2008
    Double-Edged Helix

    When 16-year-old Susannah Gilbert got the chance to read her DNA, it changed nothing about her life. And everything.

  • Posted on June 29, 2008
    Do these genes make me look fat?

    Scientists are probing the complex relationship between our DNA and our diets to unravel the root causes of obesity. But for those seeking a simple solution to the worldwide fat epidemic, their answers may be hard to swallow.

  • Posted on June 15, 2008
    How to make DNA

    Make your own set of DNA!