A DNA Insight: Better analysis may result in new medicines and improved crops
Apr 10, 2012
Multi-disciplinary collaboration is crucial across all Mizzou Advantage’s initiatives, and this research is a great illustration for the way it can help build better crops.
Analyzing massive amounts of data, a multi-disciplinary team of University of Missouri researchers used a cutting-edge computer algorithm to find identical DNA sequences in different plant and animal species.
The research lays groundwork for future basic research studies into the reasons that plants and animals developed different genetic mechanisms and functions. The information also creates a foundation for discoveries that may improve human life. With the ability to better decipher DNA related to disease, the code-analyzing computer program could help in the development of new medicines or breeding better crops. More…