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Social experience tweaks genome function, behavior

[ ] Mice have a reputation for timidity. Yet when confronted with an unfamiliar peer, a mouse may respond by rearing, chasing, grappling, and biting—and come away with altered…

World of Genomics brings IGB research to Chicago

[ ] From May 18th to 20th in Chicago, over 10,000 visitors experienced the World of Genomics at the Field Museum of Natural History, a three-day event presented by the Carl R. Woese…

Anthropology

[ ] Forensics (Northbrook, Ill., May 4) – A study of the DNA of the nameless people who died attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexican border indicates they have disproportionately greater…

Three IGB members elected to National Academy of Sciences

[ ] The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of their 2017 members, including three from the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of…

New capabilities for genome-wide engineering of yeast

[ ] One of humankind’s oldest industrial partners is yeast, a familiar microbe that enabled early societies to brew beer and leaven bread and empowers modern ones to synthesize…

Modified soybeans yield more in future climate conditions

[ ] By 2050, we will need to feed 2 billion more people on less land. Meanwhile, carbon dioxide levels are predicted to hit 600 parts per million—a 50% increase over today’s levels—…

Giving with Purpose

[ ] Along with helping produce innovative medical and pharmaceutical products, Dr. Mark Tracy, PhD, founder and president of Tracy BioConsulting, LLC, strives to introduce…

Genomic Biology

[ ] The New York Times (April 19) – Variations in how mammals function may explain why most species are promiscuous, why a few are monogamous – and why some, like humans, are…

IGB Fellows Symposium, May 4, 2017

[ ] Learn about IGB research, hear about current issues in the life sciences, and connect with other students on campus at the annual Fellows Symposium. This full-day event, sponsored…

Ruby Mendenhall

[ ] Ruby Mendenhall, Associate Professor in Sociology, African American Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, and Social Work (CGRH/GNDP) received the Black Metropolis Research…

Mechanical Science and Engineering

[ ] Bloomberg (April 5) – Boeing Co. and JetBlue Airways Corp. are investing in a startup to develop an electric-powered aircraft with the potential to transform short-haul flights. “…

Geneticist Mary-Claire King to give IGB Distinguished Public Lecture

[ ] Mary-Claire King, Professor of Genome Sciences and of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, will speak as part of the IGB Distinguished Public Lecture…

John Gerlt

[ ] John Gerlt, Gutgsell Professor of Biochemistry (MMG) was awarded the 2017 Gordon Hammes Lectureship, sponsored jointly by Biochemistry and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry…

Study reveals 10,000 years of genetic continuity in North America

[ ] A study of the DNA in ancient skeletal remains adds to the evidence that indigenous groups living today in southern Alaska and the western coast of British Columbia are…

Scientists engineer sugarcane to produce biodiesel, more sugar for ethanol

[ ] A multi-institutional team led by the University of Illinois have proven sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production.…

Governor Recognizes IGB for 10 Years of Scientific Contribution to Illinois

[ ] Governor Bruce Rauner officially recognized the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) for celebrating ten years of genomic research addressing major societal issues in…

Newly characterized protein has potential to save US farmers millions annually

[ ] Instead of turning carbon into food, many plants accidentally make a plant-toxic compound during photosynthesis that is recycled through a process called photorespiration.…

IGB Announces New Partnership with ZEISS labs@location Program

[ ] A new agreement between the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and ZEISS has named the Core Facilities at IGB as…

Study links sulfide-producing bacteria and colon cancer in African-Americans

[ ] A new study reveals that African-Americans have measurable differences in the number and type of bacteria that live in the colon – and those differences are related to their…

Interdisciplinary Visions Past and Present: An Homage to The Biological Computer Laboratory in the IGB

[ ] The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) hosted figures related to the historic Biological Computer Laboratory (BCL) in December 2016. Those in attendance were past…