genetics

Scientists connect gene mutation to van Gogh's Sunflowers

Posted 5 years 10 months ago
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Vincent van Gogh produced five versions of sunflowers in vases or bouqets, each subtly distinct from the others. Often accused of the dual curse of genius and madness, UGA scientists have confirmed that, though van Gogh may have had other struggles, inaccurate vision was not among them.

 

In a study...

Genome Mapping to Biofuels

Posted 6 years 1 week ago
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Since at least the 1970's, University of Georgia researchers and engineers have been working on the many different facets of developing renewable energy sources, from biodiesel to fermentation, soil sequestration and more. The many different avenues provided opportunities for crucial bench-scale breakthroughs that have allowed further related research to flourish. That progress continues today:

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Tree of Life

Posted 6 years 2 weeks ago
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Evolutionary biology is the 10-meter spring board for some of the greatest questions in science and epidemiology. How do species arise? How do genes diversify and acquire new functions? How do pathogens evolve and how does that information lead to new and better understanding of diseases?

The study of evolutionary relationships is called Phylogeny, and one of the world's foremost experts in phylogeny is David Hillis, who will visit the department of genetics on Feb.15. Elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2008, Hillis will present a seminar, "Applications of the...

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