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Pineapple genome sequences hint at plant domestication in single step

Claudia Lutz

As their Latin name indicates, pineapples are truly “excellent fruits”—and thanks to a freshly completed genome sequencing project, researchers have gained a new understanding o

Fish fathers exhibit signatures of “baby brain” that may aid parental behavior

Claudia Lutz

Many new parents are familiar with terms like “baby brain” or “mommy brain” that hint at an unavoidable decline in cognitive function associated with the hormonal changes of pre

Scientists find ways to improve ‘crop of inequality’ cassava

Claire Benjamin

Today, as world leaders gather for the UN General Assembly, hundreds of emerging leaders focused on fighting global inequality came together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foun

New IGB research theme takes closer look at protection of genomic data

Claudia Lutz

Genomic technologies have the power to transform individual healthcare for the better.

Illinois, NIH host workshop on equity and diversity in genomic data science

Claudia Lutz

The study of human genomics is inextricably linked to larger societal practices: how well diversity is represented in those who direct and conduct scientific research, how we ba

Genome mining reveals novel production pathway for promising malaria treatment

Claudia Lutz

Microbes are well-known among biologists as master engineers of useful small molecules, and there are many tricks of their trade.

Earth BioGenome Project builds foundation for 10-year sequencing mission


The Earth BioGenome Project (EBP) is a confederated network of partner organizations and affiliated projects that have a common goal of sequencing and annotating the genomes of

Unraveling the stripe order mystery

Jeff Damasco

One of the greatest mysteries in condensed matter physics is the exact relationship between charge order and superconductivity in cuprate superconductors.

Indigenous scholars confront the power, limitations of genomics

Diana Yates

They traveled to central Illinois from Manitoba, Mexico City, Nova Scotia and 18 U.S.

Gene and the honey bee

Diana Yates

For anyone trying to tease out how the brain makes sense of the world, the honey bee is a perfect choice of study organism.

Scientists Partnering With Indigenous Communities for Genomics Research

Christine Herman

Scientists are interested in studying the DNA of Indigenous populations because it can lead to discoveries, such as when their ancestors first arrived on the continent and where

Summer heats up with a week of science at IGB’s Pollen Power camp

Claudia Lutz

Do you like a classic summer camp, one that offers new friendships, field trips, treasure hunts, and sweet treats?