Gene sequencing tech to make 'climate tolerant' cabernet sauvignon

From the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – DAVIS and the “GMO wine department” comes this news: Genomics breakthrough paves way for climate-tolerant wine grape varieties A new sequencing technology, combined with a new computer algorithm that can yield detailed information about complex genomes of various organisms, has been used to produce a high-quality draft genome sequence…

The Cosmic Problem With Rays

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Normal carbon has six neutrons and six protons, for an atomic weight of twelve. However, there is a slightly different form of carbon which has two extra neutrons. That form of carbon, called carbon-14 or “14C”, has an atomic weight of fourteen. It is known to be formed by the…