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Julius Judd is shown growing human cells in a culture dish

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For his passion, knowledge and ingenuity in his field, Judd, a fourth-year doctoral student in the graduate field of molecular biology and genetics, has been selected for the 2021 Harry and Samuel Mann Outstanding Graduate Student Award. The...
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Biology
  • Evolution
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Meenakshi Khosla, doctoral student in the field of electrical and computer engineering, along with her adviser, Mert Sabuncu, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering and colleagues at Weill...
  • Computational Biology
  • Behavior
  • Biology
A researcher injects AquaDust into leaves

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A breakthrough technology developed by Cornell researchers uses nanoscale sensors and fiber optics to measure water status just inside a leaf’s surface, where water in plants is most actively managed. The engineering feat provides a minimally invasive research tool that will greatly advance the understanding of basic plant biology, and opens the door for breeding more drought-resistant crops.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Agriculture
Immunofluorescent staining image of human stem cell

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The research group, led by associate professor Minglin Ma from the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, partnered with stem cell biologists at Washington University School of...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Biology
  • Health + Nutrition
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Eventually, these findings could lead to a reliable CRISPR-Cas system that allows scientists to insert larger cargoes of genetic information into cells with more precision than current techniques allow, with far-reaching implications for...
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Biology
Man holds a fresh salmon.

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Breeding Insight, a new program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through Cornell University, will share latest tools with breeders in the U.S.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section