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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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Roger Beachy, renowned scientist and food security expert, to speak at Florida Genetics 2014

Dr. Roger Beachy, the Florida Genetics 2014 Symposium keynote speaker, is the founding executive director of the World Food Center at University of California, Davis. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Beachy is internationally known for his groundbreaking...
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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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Salamander research looks at regenerative properties, what it means for humans

University of Florida Genetics Institute member, Ed Scott, is working with researchers to study the blood of a salamander that can regenerate lost limbs, regrow its own spinal cord and even dodge cancer. The axolotl salamander’s regenerative properties could hold the answers to...
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Plant researcher and UFGI member leads $1.2 million biodiversity project

Plant researcher and University of Florida Genetics Institute member Pamela Soltis will lead a team of researchers in a $1.2 million project as part of an integrative program to make rapid advances in biodiversity. The National Science Foundation Dimensions of Biodiversity...
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Register Today for Florida Genetics 2014

Register today for the upcoming symposium – From horse colors to type I diabetes to the evolution of flowering plants, the Florida Genetics 2014 Symposium exhibits the diversity of genetics research happening today at the University of Florida.
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Rolf Renne, PhD

Rolf Renne, University of Florida professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Genetics Institute member, was recently awarded a 2014 UF Research Foundation Professorship for his substantial work in the field of genomics and contributions to research. His research focuses...
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Florida Genetics 2014: Exploring food security, microbiomes, genomes and traits

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – From horse colors and domestic dog traits to type I diabetes and antibiotics, the Florida Genetics 2014 Symposium exhibits the diversity of genetics research currently happening at the University of Florida. Now in its 10th year, the Florida Genetics 2014...
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NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant pre-proposals sought by Office of Research

NSF invites applications for the 2015 Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program, intended to fund the development or acquisition of major state-of-the-art instrumentation for research or research training in any NSF-supported field. Proposal budgets may include requests from...
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