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Nelson Joins Robert M. Friedman, Ph.D., Director of JCVI San Diego, CA Campus, as Senior Leaders Reporting to J. Craig Venter, Ph.D. ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute announced today that Karen E. Nelson, Ph.D.
Take a pot of scalding water, remove all the oxygen, mix in a bit of poisonous carbon monoxide, and add a pinch of hydrogen gas. It sounds like a recipe for a witch's brew. It may be, but it is also the preferred environment for a microbe known as Carboxydothermus hydrogenoformans.
On the eve of the 2005-06 flu season, scientists at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) have captured influenza evolution in action. In a study published in this week's journal Nature, the researchers report the first large-scale project to sequence the influenza virus. The study offers a unique snapshot of the rapidly evolving flu virus in a human population--and a new strategy for surveillance.
Ever since the genomics revolution took off, scientists have been busily deciphering vast numbers of genomes. Cataloging. Analyzing. Comparing. Public databases hold 239 complete bacterial genomes alone.
Every year, the world consumes over 880 billion pounds of rice, which feeds half the population. Those tiny grains add up. So maybe it's no surprise that this important food crop turns out to have more genes than humans.
In a study expected to greatly benefit crop plants, scientists have deciphered the genome of a root- and seed-dwelling bacterium that protects plants from diseases.
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