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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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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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