Posted 26th December 2018 by Jane Williams
It has been an eventful year for plant genomics: we’ve seen advancements in plant disease research, the sequencing of the wheat genome, which was finally achieved through a worldwide collaboration of researchers spanning 13 years, and the ruling on the legal status of gene-edited crops.
As 2018 draws to a close, we thought it was a good time to reflect. Here, we’ve collated our top articles of the year.
Posted 14th February 2018 by Jane Williams
It was a pleasure to welcome back Miro Venturi to the Global Precision & Biomarkers Leaders Summit, our keynote speaker who spoke on the future of personalised medicine and the interplay of diseases, information and technologies. After his presentation, we sat down with him to get more of an insight into his thoughts on the future.
Posted 25th December 2017 by Jane Williams
2017 is drawing to a close and it’s about that time where we begin to reflect. It has been a huge year for plant genomics in terms of technological advancements in the field with two developments in particular: CRISPR and disease resistance.
Successful sequencing, along with the improvement of biological data sets, have given plant scientists the tools and knowledge to make exciting developments to benefit agriculture. Research in plant disease resistance is being used to tackle global issues, such as food security, and novel gene editing technologies like CRISPR will take this research even further.
Posted 13th October 2017 by Jane Williams
There has been tremendous progress in understanding the molecular basis of disease resistance in plants in the last twenty years. However, translation of this knowledge into practical use has been slow.