The field of genomics is already shaping the way we grow plants
and treat diseases. And the latest technological advances suggest that this may only be the tip of the iceberg.
New technology for sequencing human genomes has allowed us to peer deeper into our genetic makeup than ever
before. The question now: What will we do with what we learn?
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One of the most promising applications of genetic science is in the study and treatment of cancer. One research
scientist explains how genetics and evolutionary biology could lead us to new cures.
The most widespread application of genomics today is actually in agriculture, as scientists search for
ways to genetically modify crops and foods to improve everything from the drought resistance of plants to what our food tastes like.
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