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- Shining Some Light on the Sunflower (Spring 2007)
Researchers seek the genetic origins of wild versus domestic varieties.
- Biological Clock: Implications Reach from Medicine to Job Performance (Spring 2007)
Scientists have known for decades that biological clocks govern the behavior of everything from humans to lowly bread mold.
- Awards and Honors (Spring 2007)
Robert Ivarie, professor and head, department of genetics, is recognized with the Inventor’s Award, and Richard Meagher, professor of genetics, is named a Distinguished Research Professor.
- Awards & Honors (Winter 2007)
Susan Wessler, Regents Professor of Plant Biology, is named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor for her work in molecular biology and genetics.
- Media Shelf (Winter 2007)
“Evolution Through Genetic Exchange” by Michael Arnold, professor of genetics, was published by Oxford University Press in 2006.
- Zebrafish Lab Spawns New Research (Winter 2007)
Cellular biologist Scott Dougan crossbreeds thousands of fish over several generations, looking for mutations.
- Awards & Honors: Lamar Dodd Award (Fall 2006)
Stephen P. Hubbell, Distinguished Research Professor of Plant Biology, is recognized for development of a theory that describes patterns of species diversity.
- Survivor: Piece of an Evolutionary Puzzle (Fall 2006)
Study of parasite - host relationships.
- Two for the Show (Fall 2006)
The study of polyploids — organisms that possess two sets of chromosomes from each parent instead of one.
- Awards & Honors: Elected Fellowships (Summer 2006)
Five professors who conduct genetics research are elected to the Amercian Association for the Advancement of Science.
- Love is the Answer (Summer 2005)
In the animal kingdom's perennial battle of the sexes, the prize is the fitness and survival of one's children.
- A Genetic Legacy (Summer 2002)
Scientists find the gene for a disease that links thousands of descendants across 300 years.
- DNA on Trial (Summer 2002)
Marisa Anne Pagnattaro studies laws that protect people from genetic discrimination on the job.
- Reflections on Cloning: Research and Reality (Summer 2002)
Steve Stice's research ushers in new breeding options for livestock and new hope for people with Parkinson's disease.
- Splintered Minds (Summer 2002)
UGA researchers studying schizophrenia look to relatives for cognitive traits that may be hard-wired on the genes.
- Genetic Junk (Summer 2001)
Finding the junk in DNA makes it easier for scientists to map genes.
- Rust Resistant? (Summer 2001)
If Jeff Wilson has his way, pearl millet will resist a fungal disease known as rust.
- Pollution-Eating Plants (Spring 2000)
Scientists are looking to transgenic plants to help solve pollution problems.
- Retro-viruses; A New Look at Very Old Genes (Spring 2000)
Some retroviruses, including HIV, are much older than previously thought, which changes how scientists look at disease research and the very nature of evolution.
- The Beauty of Rough, Tough Turf (Spring 2000)
A new grass hybrid is so tough it withstands not only harsh climates but also the punishment to athletic fields.
- Stronger Bones for Girls (Fall 1998)
Rick Lewis is looking at the link between genetics and high bone density in girl gymnasts.
- Spreading Chestnuts Across the Land (Summer 1997)
Research may one day help the American chestnut reclaim its place in the natural landscape.
Soaking Up Some Heavy Metal (Spring 1996)
Scientists have genetically altered a plant that one day may soak up mercury and other metals that pollute the environment.
Transforming Genetic Lingo (Spring 1996)
Our rhetoric may reflect how we percieve our choices about genetics and reproduction. Celeste Condit's research sheds new light on the issue.
Following Evolution's Footprints Through Nature (Winter 1995)
New molecular techniques help scientists classify organisms, study evolution and protect endangered wildlife.
Rice Blends Best of East and West (Summer 1995)
A successful hybrid blazes the trail for higher yields and quicker harvests.
Untangling the Genetic Code (Summer 1995)
Will Taylor, UGA associate professor of medicinal chemistry, looks for a sequence of three nucleotides that researchers call the UGA codon.
- Queen for a Day (Fall 1993)
Certain fire ant queens carry an “execution gene” that can trigger worker ants to kill them.
- The Gems in Genetic
Junk (Fall 1992)
As Susan Wessler sorts through "genetic junk" in corn she is finding
answers to how genes mutate. Her discoveries may shed light on the process of
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