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Archive: February 2019


New zebrafish lab gives boost to gene-editing research

By Dave Roepke, Iowa State University Internal Communications

By testing in the transparent embryos of zebrafish, Jeffrey Essner, professor of genetics, development and cell biology, and Maura McGrail, associate professor of genetics, development and cell biology, aim to develop gene-editing strategies for applications to create large-animal models of human disease — and, ultimately, gene therapy treatments for animals and humans.


Data mining brings new clarity to plant breeding, according to new Iowa State University study

By Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service

Data mining methods that draw on computer science and statistics can bring new clarity for plant scientists trying to design better crop varieties, according to newly published research from Jianming Yu, professor of agronomy and Pioneer Distinguished Chair in Maize Breeding at Iowa State. The study outlines several data management approaches that can help plant…