Cancer-Fighting Tomato Component Traced Monday, November 16, 2015 The metabolic pathway associated with lycopene, the bioactive red pigment found in tomatoes, has been traced by researchers at the University of Illinois. TGAC Announces Milestone in Wheat Research Thursday, November 12, 2015 A more complete and accurate wheat genome assembly is being made available to researchers, by The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) on 12 November 2015. Shedding Light on the Origin of the Date Palm Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Researchers also find ‘genetic mutation’ that is responsible for dates’ color.New Way to Find DNA Damage Monday, November 09, 2015 University of Utah chemists devised a new way to detect chemical damage to DNA that sometimes leads to genetic mutations responsible for many diseases, including various cancers and neurological disorders.Improving Resilience Through Innovation Friday, October 30, 2015 Plant-microbe interactions, innovative disease monitoring, data visualisation and the opportunities for farm-based science are among the topics discussed at Agri-Tech East’s conference REAP 11 November. Speeding Up Potato Breeding Friday, October 16, 2015 A joint project is investigating the potential of drones for speeding up the development of new potato varieties.Crop Cure Friday, October 16, 2015 Scientists in new center to use medical research techniques to help food crops withstand drought and climate change.Sustaining Our Salad Thursday, October 15, 2015 Improving lettuce crops is the aim of a new, $4.5 million grant, awarded to University of California, Davis, researchers by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Gene Editing Could Enable Pig-To-Human Organ Transplant Tuesday, October 13, 2015 The largest number of simultaneous gene edits ever accomplished in the genome could help bridge the gap between organ transplant scarcity and the countless patients who need them.