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Changing Times and Rolling the Dice: The new NSF GRFP rules and how you can maximize your odds for success

Danielle Stevens1,2 and Kelsey Wood1,3 1Integrative Genetics and Genomics, University of California, Davis, CA 2Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis, CA 3Genome Center, University of California, Davis, CA Image from Flickr user jcoterhals First and second year graduate students as well as senior undergraduates share one thing in common: they comprise the key student […]

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How to make a DNA Bracelet

From any organism and any gene! What you’ll need: Four colors of beads Elastic string The sequence of a gene If you don’t have a sequence of a gene on hand, there are some great suggestions in this instruction manual or you can find one by following the instructions below… To find the sequence for a […]

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What’s lurking in your lettuce?

Everyone knows that eating salads is healthy (well, depending on how much you like dressing). As it turns out, microbes like to eat salad too, with serious consequences for farmers and consumer health. In California, lettuce brought in $2.2 billion dollars in 2015, which was half a billion more than tomatoes and almost double the amount […]

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