Tag archive for genetics

A deeper understanding of genetics may unlock autism’s mysteries

Researchers combine science and detective work as they piece together clues, cell by cell, to solve a genetic puzzle behind an increasingly common disorder.

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unwrap the unseen

The methods and tools of Big Data visualization have value in every field of scholarship and science, even in the humanities.

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the cane is back!

Clemson helps reintroduce Purple Ribbon sugarcane to Sapelo Island, the birthplace of commercial sugar production in the U.S.

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Sweet hope for Sapelo Island

Long ago on a magical island, a three-year-old girl died.

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Seeding the Future

A bumper crop of genetic data will help boost yields and equip plants to cope with pests, diseases, and weather extremes.

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Roots and shoots

That smell, familiar but unexpected in a laboratory: just-cut grass, fresh fodder for livestock, the smell of chloroplasts breaking open.

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In science, creativity is at first hypothetical

Lesly Temesvari would like to bury the notion that creativ­ity and science are somehow at odds.

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Waking from the nightmare of sleeping sickness

You’ve heard, “Starve a fever,” but what Jim Morris is trying to starve out is African sleeping sickness.

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Dysentery’s life raft

In regions with poor sanitation, amoebic dysentery delivers gut-wrenching misery to about 50 million people worldwide.

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Genetics and the coat of many colors

The blue merle walks into the room, her long, luxurious coat following the geography of her body like contour lines on a hiking map. Everyone gazes at her, reaches to touch her, wants to be her friend.

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