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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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Kawahara and team create “Tree of Lepidoptera”

In the first study of its kind, a team of University of Florida scientists used large-scale, next generation DNA sequencing to trace nearly 3,000 genes to the earliest common ancestor of butterflies and moths. Led by UF Genetics institute member and assistant curator of...
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PALB2 gene mutation linked to increased risk of breast cancer

Scientists exploring gene mutations and relationships with breast cancer have discovered a mutation that can cause the risk of breast cancer to increase as much as nine times. A team of researchers, including University of Florida Genetics Institute director Patrick Concannon,...
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UFGI members named top global researchers in Type 1 diabetes

Two University of Florida Genetics Institute members, Mark Atkinson, PhD, and Desmond Schatz, MD, have been named in the top 10 global Type 1 diabetes researchers by online database Expertscape, a health care information website that allows patients to search for professionals by...
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Dormant herpes virus reactivates with infections

Unlike most viruses, which succumb to the immune system’s attack, herpes remains in the body forever, lying in wait, sometimes reactivating years later. Researchers have long wondered what causes herpes viruses — two strains of which are linked to cancer — to reactivate after...
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Findings could help put halt to potato blight

University of Florida Genetics Institute member and Plant Pathology assistant professor, Erica Goss, has pinpointed the origin of the pathogen that caused the 1840s Irish Potato Famine, a finding that may help potato and tomato growers around the world. Called “late blight,” the...
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Comb Jelly genome solved and new neural pathways uncovered

Leonid Moroz and his team have decoded the genomes for 10 comb jelly species, revealing the jellies’ distinct neurogenic, immune and developmental genes are unlike other animal genomes and developed independently. Their research has been published on May 21 in the journal Nature....
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