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Plant biology professor Ray Ming and colleagues discovered that papaya cultivation 4,000 years ago likely led to the evolution of hermaphrodite plants, which are favored by growers today.

Plant biology professor Ray Ming and colleagues discovered that papaya cultivation 4,000 years ago likely led to the evolution of hermaphrodite plants, which are favored by growers today.

A research team led by Professor of Physics Taekjip Ha, above right, has found that DNA uncoils from the nucleosome asymmetrically (uncoiling from one end much more easily) in a recent publication in Cell.

A research team led by Professor of Physics Taekjip Ha, above right, has found that DNA uncoils from the nucleosome asymmetrically (uncoiling from one end much more easily) in a recent publication in Cell.

Have you ever wondered why the human body looks the way it does? Why our hands have five fingers instead of six? Why we walk on two legs instead of four?  It took more than 350 million years for the human body to take shape. How did it become the complicated, quirky, amazing machine it is today?  Your Inner Fish delves deep into the past to answer these questions. The three-part series, which premiered April 9. 2014, reveals a startling truth: Hidden within the human body is a story of life on Earth.

Neil H. Shubin, the Robert R. Bensley Distinguished Service Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at University of Chicago and host of "Your Inner Fish" to speak as part of IGB's Genomics and Society lecture series.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Douglas Mitchell and colleagues look to an HIV drug to help combat a virulent bacteria strain.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Douglas Mitchell and colleagues look to an HIV drug to help combat a virulent bacteria strain.

Bryan White, Professor of Animal Sciences and Director of the University of Illinois Strategic Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare, has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.

Bryan White, Professor of Animal Sciences and Director, The Mayo Clinic/University of Illinois Strategic Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare, has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.

A panel consisting of Gene Robinson, John Rogers, Todd Coleman, and Rashid Bashir discuss the future of bioengineering at "Visionary Frontiers at the Convergence of Biology, Medicine and Engineering" in Washington, D.C.

A panel consisting of Gene Robinson, John Rogers, Todd Coleman, and Rashid Bashir discuss the future of bioengineering at "Visionary Frontiers at the Convergence of Biology, Medicine and Engineering" in Washington, D.C.

Ruby Mendenhall, Associate Professor in Sociology, African American Studies, was recently featured on the website Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity speaking on her work with low-income communities in Illinois.

Ruby Mendenhall, Associate Professor in Sociology, African American Studies, was recently featured on the website Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity speaking on her work with low-income communities in Illinois.

The Institute for Genomic Biology at Illinois will now bear the name of microbiology professor Carl R. Woese, who discovered a new domain of life.

The Institute for Genomic Biology at Illinois will now bear the name of microbiology professor Carl R. Woese, who discovered a new domain of life.

The Office of Technology Management has opened a new round of proof of concept funding. This program helps bridge the gap between University innovations and the marketplace by funding development that will demonstrate an innovation's market viability to potential investors and partners.

The Office of Technology Management has opened a new round of proof of concept funding, bridging the gap between University innovations and the marketplace by funding development.

Plant Biologist and crop scientist Stephen Long discusses making 'oilcane' from sugarcane and the high hopes for this new biofuel.

Plant Biologist and crop scientist Stephen Long discusses making 'oilcane' from sugarcane and the high hopes for this new biofuel.