Posts Tagged ‘genomics’

How to make high-end perfumes without whale barf

Apr. 5, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have identified a gene in balsam fir trees that could facilitate cheaper and more sustainable production of plant-based fixatives and scents used in the fragrance industry and reduce the need for ambergris, a substance harvested from whale barf.

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Neuroethicist recommends guidelines on reporting research incidental findings

Mar. 21, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC Neurology Prof. Judy Illes is among 25 international leading researchers recommending the handling of incidental findings in genomic research in a paper published online today in the journal Genetics in Medicine.

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UBC researchers to sequence Chardonnay genome

Jan. 18, 2012 | Filed under: News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia’s Wine Research Centre has launched an international collaboration with the Australian Wine Research Institute to sequence the Chardonnay grape genome.

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Genome of blue stain fungus evolved to bypass tree defense in mountain pine beetle epidemic: UBC research

Jan. 24, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

The genome of the fungus that helps mountain pine beetles infect and kill lodgepole pines has been decoded in a University of British Columbia study.

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Genomic ‘haircut’ makes world’s tiniest genome even smaller: UBC research

Sep. 20, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The world’s tiniest nuclear genome appears to have “snipped off the ends” of its chromosomes and evolved into a lean, mean, genome machine that infects human cells, according to research published today by University of British Columbia scientists.

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