Scientists Decode The Tomato Genome
A team of 300 scientists from around the world, including researchers from the Hebrew University of Jeruslaem, sequenced the tomato genome the first time. The findings can affect further development of tomato production.
June 06, 2012
16th-Century Mummy Sheds Light On Genetic Code Of Hepatitis B
The discovery of a mummified Korean child with relatively preserved organs enabled an Israeli-South Korean scientific team to conduct a genetic analysis on a liver biopsy, which revealed a unique hepatitis B virus (HBV) common in Southeast Asia.
June 02, 2012
Israeli Company To Help Fight World Hunger By Creating ‘Bigger, Healthier Seeds’
In the fields of the Galilee in Israel, big and healthy seeds are grown which some claim could alter the world hunger crisis and shortage of fuel, no less. Kaiima, an Israeli agricultural start-up, is multiplying the genome of plants and making them bigger, stronger and more fertile.
April 02, 2011