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Secrets of Plant Genomes Revealed!

tells the story of corn, cotton, and potatoes and introduces us to genome sequencing scientists. Watch videos about mutations, genetically engineered food, the importance of sequencing, and more. (National Science Foundation)

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Interesting Fact:

Scientists have been studying the genomes of living things for years, but, when it came to deciphering what different genes do, they had been using a map with very few landmarks. That is, until recently... In the past decade scientists have developed the tools to become genetic mapmakers.
Video of the research into the ways that genome scientists can help cotton farmers.

Video: Story of Cotton

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