When the art of selecting, preparing, serving and enjoying good food becomes the science of doing so.
Over the last decade or so, the explosion in outputs of DNA sequencing, bioinformatics and modern molecular genetics opens the possibility of completely redesigning new crops from scratch.
Meet Denis Kutnjak, National Institute of Biology (NIB)
De novo assembled human genome via single molecule sequencing
From the Human Genome Project and ENCODE, to projects that involve sequencing of millions of human genomes and were announced by the US Obama Administration and Companies such as Craig Venter’s Human Longevity Inc., 23andMe and the Chinese BGI.
Biologists first observed “transgenerational epigenetic inheritance” in plants. But, over the past few years, evidence has accumulated showing that the phenomenon also occurs in rodents and humans.
The clover genome is very complicated and even though many scientists have tried to find the exact genes responsible for the four-leaf mutation, they haven’t been identified as of yet.