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Ana Conesa, PhD

In its quest to rise among the nation’s top public universities, the University of Florida Preeminence Plan initiative has recruited dozens of distinguished faculty members from around the world, including Department of Microbiology and Cell Science professor and Genetics...
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Grant supports study of generic versus brand-name common heart medicine

University of Florida Health researchers and Genetics Institute members, Lari Cavallari and Julie Johnson, received a $2.3 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to investigate whether a generic form of a common heart medicine works as well as the...
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Samantha Brooks, PhD

Taking the reins of equine genetics Genetics is not often the first concept that comes to mind when thinking about horses, but for University of Florida Genetics Institute member Samantha Brooks, Ph.D., it is this unique combination that drives her research everyday. The Brooks...
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UF Space Plants article is journal’s most highly accessed and mentioned

Robert Ferl and Anna Lisa-Paul, University of Florida Genetics Institute members and plant molecular biologists, were recognized for publishing the most highly accessed paper in the history of the journal BMC Plant Biology. Their research was published in 2012 and has also been...
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Robert Cousins, PhD

Genetics Institute member Robert Cousins, Boston Family Professor of Nutrition and director of the Center for Nutritional Studies in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, was recently named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)....
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Edward Braun, key contributor to groundbreaking bird evolution study

A multi-year project consisting of 400 years of computing time and nine supercomputers has decoded the avian genome, establishing an avian tree of life and revealing the explosion of bird evolution in a time when nearly everything else on earth died out. The asteroid strike that...
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Akito Kawahara, PhD

Butterflies and moths make up one of the most diverse order of insects on earth, the Lepidoptera order, which includes more than 150,000 described species worldwide, and up to five times as many that remain undescribed. Akito Kawahara, a member of the University of Florida...
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Researchers use plants to study treatment for bleeding disorder

For people with hemophilia, any cut can become dangerous as they lack the necessary proteins in their blood, called clotting factors, to stop the wound from bleeding. To treat severe hemophilia, regular injections of these proteins can be used, but up to 30 percent of people with...
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New research explains origins of external genitalia, insight into birth defects

University of Florida researchers have mapped the cellular origins of external genitalia by studying bird embryos, giving scientists insights into the evolution and embryonic development of mammals and other closely related species as well as clues to the origins of genital birth...
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Experts discuss genetic impacts on life – plants, animals and our health

From horse colors and dog breeds to type I diabetes and antibiotics, the Florida Genetics 2014 Symposium exhibits the impact of genetics on all living organisms. Now in its 10th year, the symposium showcases discoveries from leading genetics and genomics researchers from the...
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