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Researchers strive for next dimension

With completion of the human genome project, researchers know a lot about our genetic makeup. How that translates into action in our bodies in the form of proteins is the next frontier of understanding. In the field of proteomics, however, researchers are limited by separation techniques. Blood, for instance, is thought to contain more than […]

WSU researcher maps tree fruit genome mosaic

Improved apples, peaches, pears and cherries at market sooner. This is one benefit of research by WSU bioinformaticist Dorrie Main.Piece by piece, Main, an associate professor of horticulture and a scientist in the WSU Agricultural Research Center, is mapping the DNA mosaic of the rosaceous family. The family includes Washington’s largest crop–apples–and other tree fruit […]