Monthly Archives: May 2018

Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science

In my 100+ years career of genetics/genomics, there are what is called “Quantitative Trait Loci” (QTL) and “Other.” QTLs are phenotypes that can be quantified [e.g. height, body mass index (BMI), systolic blood pressure, and hemoglobin A1c]. “Other” includes autism … Continue reading

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Photoperiodic control of seasonal plant growth is mediated by ABA, acting on cell-cell communication

About 2 weeks ago, these GEITP pages described how a plant receives a signal that “it is getting stressed by dehydration (drought).” The root-derived CLE25 peptide moves from the roots to the leaves, where it induces (leaf) stomatal closure by … Continue reading

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Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science

Along the lines of trying to combat fraud and corruption in scientific research, these GEITP pages from time to time have shared news on this complex subject. Yes, there is a fine line between science and politics –– when one … Continue reading

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