Scientists have produced a ‘methylome’ for domesticated cotton and its wild ancestors, a powerful new tool to guide breeders in creating cotton with better traits based on epigenetic changes. It’s an important step towards a new way of improving crops, called epigenetic breeding, say researchers.
When I think about inventions that changed the course of human history the most, the printing press, the electric light, the telegraph, the steam engine… and of course the cell phone… all come to mind. And then there are antibiotics! Read moreRead More »
Last Friday (May 18), the farm bill failed to pass the U.S. House, falling 213 to 198, undone by a group of Republican congressmen demanding a vote on a bill to restrict legal immigration. Read moreRead More »