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Lex Bird Breeding System published in Nature Genetics

Image: Arjan Haverkamp (via Wikipedia) The high quality genome assembly of a wild wading bird, the ruff Philomachus pugnax , generated by Edinburgh Genomics, has been used to reveal the genetics of a striking natural polymorphism affecting plumage, behaviour and mating success. The work is published today in Nature Genetics - DOI: 10.1038/ng.3443. Edinburgh Genomics collaborated closely with...

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School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dow Street, DD1 5EH.

Lunch will be held from 12:30 in the Discovery Centre Street (by main reception).

Talks will be held from 13:30 in the Small Lecture Theatre, MSI Building.

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THE NEW GENOMIC WORLD OF WILD WORMS

Caenorhabditis elegans, affectionately referred to as “the worm,” is one of the prettiest and most informative of the model organisms. It is see-through, has a simple lifecycle and a remarkably simple anatomy, and it has been the foundation for many major discoveries. Indeed the worm —in collaboration with outstanding human scientists— has won several Nobel prizes. However, C. elegans is also...

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