research teams have pinpointed the genes in hardy varieties of rice
that help the plants to outgrow rising paddy-field waters and fend off
fungal infections. Having these genes in more vulnerable rice varieties
could save billions of dollars and feed millions more people.
The Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award honors the phenomenal contributions of Dr. Rosalind Franklin to the field of genetics by providing two young, female geneticists a cash prize of $75,000 to fund their research.