dna http://kbia.org en Scientists in the Corn Belt make great strides in soybean science http://kbia.org/post/scientists-corn-belt-make-great-strides-soybean-science <p></p><p></p><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture <a href="http://usda01.library.cornell.edu/usda/current/wasde/wasde-07-11-2013.pdf">predicts the nation’s farmers </a>will deliver a record 3.42 billion bushels of soybeans this year. The <a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/crops/soybeans-oil-crops.aspx#.Ue7Vz42shcY">USDA is also forecasting</a> that this year for the first time Brazil will overtake the United States as the world’s leading producer of soybeans. That means the pressure is on American soybean farmers like Brian Flatt, 41, to eke out even more soybeans from his fields. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:47:41 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 37799 at http://kbia.org Scientists in the Corn Belt make great strides in soybean science Washington University researchers analyze genomes of two major cancers http://kbia.org/post/washington-university-researchers-analyze-genomes-two-major-cancers <p>In separate studies both published on Wednesday, researchers at Washington University helped lead the genomic analysis of two types of cancer. Wed, 01 May 2013 22:16:22 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 33009 at http://kbia.org Washington University researchers analyze genomes of two major cancers Surreptitious genome sequencing could come from discarded coffee cups http://kbia.org/post/surreptitious-genome-sequencing-could-come-discarded-coffee-cups <p>A federal panel is calling for stronger privacy protections for human genetic data.</p><p>In a report out Thursday, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues said “whole genome sequencing” — which provides a unique blueprint of each person’s DNA — holds great promise for advancing medical research and clinical care.</p><p>But the Commission said genetic data can also be misused and need to be adequately protected.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 22:11:40 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 22744 at http://kbia.org Surreptitious genome sequencing could come from discarded coffee cups On cancer http://kbia.org/post/cancer <p>On today&rsquo;s show, we&rsquo;ll have a look at cancer.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 23:39:31 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 17884 at http://kbia.org On cancer Unwinding the helix: using genetics to treat childhood cancer http://kbia.org/post/unwinding-helix-using-genetics-treat-childhood-cancer <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; "><a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childhoodleukemia.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 82, 155); ">Pediatric leukemia</a>&nbsp;is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. There are about 3,000 new cases in the United States every year, typically in children between the ages of four and six.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:47:07 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 17882 at http://kbia.org Unwinding the helix: using genetics to treat childhood cancer Mo. lawmakers pass extending fee for DNA samples http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-pass-extending-fee-dna-samples <p>Missouri lawmakers have voted to continue a fee for collecting DNA samples from criminals. Thu, 17 May 2012 22:15:32 +0000 Associated Press 14348 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers pass extending fee for DNA samples