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[Brevia] The weed genome gets sequenced!

Well, here comes Mary Jane with her brand new friends Medicinal Genomics and 454🙂 Medicinal Genomics announced it has sequenced the entire genomes of Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica (two strains of the therapeutic plant). They were using Roche’s GS FLX+ System to do so.
At the same time, I was browsing the last issue of Nature Reviews Genetics and spotting the title Technology: Getting Moore from DNA sequencing. Oh yes, for sure!

I find this totally awesome, of course 🙂 One of the good points is very pragmatic (and reassuring for sceptical fashionistas), as you may see it below:

This shoe is totally made out of cannabis 🙂

Sources: Oneras (CC-by-SA 2.0) & abaransk (CC-by-NC-ND 2.0)

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Publié par le 18 août 2011 dans Science

 

Science Blogging at the EMBO Meeting 2011!

Ahoi, ahoi. I know, I’m not writing that much anymore, this is bad, sad, etc.

But this will be very soonish subject to change! Awesome news: I was selected to be ‘certified blogger’ at the EMBO Meeting 😀 I’ll also have a poster there, in the ‘Microbiology’ section. Lastly, since I’ll be finishing my PhD in precisely 1 year from now, I’ll attend several sessions at the Career Development Day to improve my job-searching abilities 😉

The program looks really great and I am very much looking forward to attending some of the workshops dedicated on ‘Genome Evolution’, ‘Hosts & Microbes’ and — of course — Melissa Hines’s lecture on ‘Women In Science’! Naturally, you’ll hear from me on these topics.

The EMBO Meeting 2011If you want to apply, please do: the deadline was exceptionally extended to August 15.

See you in Vienna then!

 
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Publié par le 4 août 2011 dans Science

 

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