MBL Resident and Whitman Scientists Receive Award to Develop New Genomic Tools

July 14th, 2017 @   - 

By Diana Kenney.  One of the biggest gaps in biological knowledge today is the ability to predict an organism’s physical characteristics – its phenotype – from what is known about its genetics. Understanding this relationship can lead to numerous benefits, from new disease treatments to better crop yields.

To this end, the National Science Foundation has issued $14 million in grants for the development of new research tools to unravel the dynamics between gene function and phenotype in a variety of organisms. Among the awardees are collaborators Gary Gorbsky of Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and Marko Horb, Associate Scientist and Director of the National Xenopus Resource at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL).

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