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Massive-Scale Genomic Study Reveals Wheat Diversity For Crop Improvement

A scientific team including James Hutton Institute researchers has completed one of the largest genetic analysis ever done of any agricultural crop to find...

Research Shows Potential of Gene Editing to Improve Understanding of Barley Quality

International Barley Hub scientists at the James Hutton Institute, working with colleagues in the UK and Australia, have gained further insight into key genes...

EU Must Stop French Interpretation of Mutagenesis Plant Breeding and Preserve Common Market for Seed

By Petra Jorasch and Garlich von Essen  The Common Market is one of the cornerstones and success stories of the European Union. Clearly, this can...

Draft French Decree on Mutagenesis Breeding, Consequent Draft Lists of Banned Herbicide Tolerant Rapeseed Varieties: A Saga History Of Interpretations

A legal challenge to the French interpretation of EU Directive 2001/18/CE on GMOs In December 2014, nine NGOs challenged the transposition of the EU...

New Version of Germinate Launched

The James Hutton Institute's bioinformatics group within the Department of Information and Computational Sciences has unveiled a new version of Germinate, the Institute's open-source,...

The Future Starts Now

Seed breeders hold the keys to combating climate change. Climate change may seem like a hard case to crack, but seed breeders are working to...

The Diversity Dynamics of Greenhouse Tomato Varieties

A lot of people think that domestication and plant breeding has led to genetic erosion, including loss of nutritional value, especially in tomato. A...

Scientists Take a Step Closer to Heat-Tolerant Wheat

Researchers working on molecular-level responses in crops have taken a step closer to their goal of producing heat-tolerant wheat. Smart thermostats tell air conditioners to...

The European Union and the International Year of Plant Health 2020

This year marks the first ever International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). This milestone was achieved thanks to the persistence and vision of Finland. As...

Wheat Success for Early Career Researcher

A John Innes Centre student has received international recognition for her outstanding contribution to wheat research. Anna Backhaus, a PhD rotation student, is one of...