News archive 2012

ELIXIR member states with Portugal

30 Nov 2012

Portugal puts bioinformatics first

Portugal has joined ELIXIR, the major European undertaking to safeguard the results of life science research. Portugal is the 14th nation to sign the ELIXIR Memorandum of Understanding (MoU): a first formal but non-binding step towards the implementation of this key research infrastructure.

Wheat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

30 Nov 2012

Deciphering wheat

The first analysis of the complex and exceptionally large bread wheat genome, published on 29 November in the journalĀ Nature, is a major breakthrough in breeding wheat varieties that are more productive and better able to cope with disease, drought and other stresses that cause crop losses.

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