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Scientists comment on new genomic research infrastructure

Peter Griffin posted in on September 26th, 2008.

More detail on the new genomics infrastricture can be found here. John McEwan, Animal Genomics Principal Scientist, AgResearch Invermay: Will the new infrastructure significantly enhance genomic research in New Zealand? “Yes it will make a very significant advance in several ways. First it creates a stable structure that allows sensible purchasing decisions around next generation […]

Genetics and genetic research in New Zealand

Peter Griffin posted in on September 19th, 2008.

Genetics is the study of genes. It is the study of heritability and how genes, and therefore physiological traits, are inherited. The discipline was founded in the late 19th century when Gregor Mendel showed that traits in pea plants were passed down through generations and that they seemed to follow particular laws. We now know […]

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