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The Genome of Your Thanksgiving Supper

November 24th, 2010 11:04 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “Here’s a fact you can distract your family with over the Thanksgiving table: many of the major ingredients in Thanksgiving foods have had their genomes sequenced. Biomedical researchers are interested in the turkey genome due to the animal’s susceptibility to cancer; botanists are studying the genome of the Chinese chestnut to search for the root of its resistance to chestnut blight; and corn–well, corn’s genome is just cool.”

Source: The Genome of Your Thanksgiving Supper

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