Posted on June 20, 2017
The “Icing” on the DNA
Xuehua Zhong uses plants to study epigenetics, an exciting new field that is broadening our understanding of how some traits might be passed down from one generation to the next.
Posted on February 13, 2017
Catch up with . . . Jacquelynn Arbuckle BS’91 Genetics
Dr. Jacquelynn Arbuckle’s exposure to the medical field began when her younger brother Adrian was born with cystic fibrosis. Arbuckle, only six at the time, […]
Posted on March 4, 2016
Give: A Fitting Tribute
How best to honor a towering eminence in one’s field?
A Jolt to the System
For CALS geneticist Barry Ganetzky, insight into the genetic underpinnings of traumatic brain injury began by knocking out fruit flies.
Posted on March 2, 2015
We depend on yeasts for products ranging from beer and biofuel to forage and pharmaceuticals. But according to Chris Todd Hittinger and his colleagues at CALS, we’ve only begun to understand and mine the possible uses of these hardworking model microbes
Posted on June 19, 2014
Made for the Shade
New technology could help food crops thrive in crowded fields
Posted on November 20, 2013
Microbes & Human Health
Microbes inhabit our bodies by the trillions, yet how they benefit us mostly remains a mystery. As scientists work with animals to illuminate that complex dynamic, they are excited about the potential microbes may hold for human health.
Making It Personal
A CALS capstone class in genetics encourages students to explore their own genomes.
Posted on June 18, 2013
The Value of GMOs
A long-term study sheds light—and numbers—on benefits to farmers
Getting to the heart of a problem
Research sheds light on a deadly condition
Five things everyone should know about… Hazelnuts
1 They’re crazy nutritious and gluten-free. Hazelnuts are rich in vitamins (particularly vitamin E and B-complex groups of vitamins, including folates, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin) as […]
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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