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TGAC Installs largest SGI UV 300 Supercomputer for Life Sciences

TGAC Installs largest SGI UV 300 Supercomputer for Life Sciences | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
We won an award recently to build an iPlant U.K. here at TGAC. W
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Student Scientists, Dusty Data, and Dirty Discoveries

Student Scientists, Dusty Data, and Dirty Discoveries | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Modern technology has blurred the boundaries between place, time zone, and people – between students learning details, and scientists leading discoveries.
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iPlant and TACC analyze 120,000 Plant Species, Overturn Popular Theory

With an estimated 350,000 plant species on earth, one of the greatest challenges facing ecologists is quantifying plant diversity and understanding its relationship to plant survival. To make matters more difficult, it has been nearly impossible to organize all of these data without the appropriate computational power. Recent access, however, to big data supercomputing resources is revolutionizing the field.
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Looking for the Missing Link in RNA Molecules | UANews

Looking for the Missing Link in RNA Molecules | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
There is a theory that RNA, instead of DNA, is the original building block of all life, yet many RNA molecules remain mysterious.
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iPlant taming the 'Big Data Beast' | Ag Professional

iPlant taming the 'Big Data Beast' | Ag Professional | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The UA-headquartered iPlant Collaborative is a National Science Foundation-funded cyberinfrastructure project providing computational support to life science researchers in the form of secure data storage, services for data analysis, and the underlying infrastructure to share datasets among collaborators anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.

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Genome Sequencing Study of Birds and Crocodiles conducted to reveal Secrets of Dinosaurs | Uncover California (Blog)

Genome Sequencing Study of Birds and Crocodiles conducted to reveal Secrets of Dinosaurs | Uncover California (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

)In an attempt to reveal the secrets of dinosaurs, the researchers have sequenced the genomes of 48 bird and three crocodile species. These two have been chosen as both the groups share a common ancestor that lived around 240 million years ago and also formed the base for the dinosaur species.

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Evolutionary Biology: It's Not Just for Textbooks Anymore | UANews

Evolutionary Biology: It's Not Just for Textbooks Anymore | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Solving global challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss requires evolutionary thinking, argues a new study published online in Science Express that was co-authored by Bruce Tabashnik of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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Science Could Make Canola Oil More Nutritious, and Broccoli More Tasty | Yuma News Now

Genomics researchers of the University of Arizona's iPlant collaborative, housed in the BIO5 Institute, have helped unravel the genetic code of the rapeseed plant, most noted for a variety whose seeds are made into canola oil.

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UA Science Could Make Canola Oil More Nutritious, and Broccoli More Tasty | UANews

UA Science Could Make Canola Oil More Nutritious, and Broccoli More Tasty | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Genomics researchers of the University of Arizona's iPlant collaborative, housed in the BIO5 Institute, have helped unravel the genetic code of the rapeseed plant, most noted for a variety whose seeds are made into canola oil.

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UA McGuire Center Named Innovator of the Year | UANews

UA McGuire Center Named Innovator of the Year | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The University of Arizona's McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship won the Innovator of the Year award in the academia category at the Governor's Celebration of Innovation.

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$50 million NSF grant to advance cyberinfrastructure for big data in life sciences | Phys.org

$50 million NSF grant to advance cyberinfrastructure for big data in life sciences | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Phys.org Science News Wire : $50 million NSF grant to advance cyberinfrastructure for big data in life sciences -- a press release is provided to you ìas isî with little or no review from Phys.org staff.
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SeedQuest - Central information website for the global seed industry

SeedQuest - Central information website for the global seed industry | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Information Services for Seed Professionals - The Best Place on the Web for Seed Professionals
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Parker Antin: Leading Life Science Initiatives

Parker Antin: Leading Life Science Initiatives | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Not every research or technology project can boast that its director also heads up national initiatives in life sciences and biotechnology. The University of Arizona's Parker Antin is a unique case. Antin leads the iPlant Collaborative, the UA-headquartered computational infrastructure project that is the National Science Foundation's premier data management service.
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Parker Antin: Leading the Nation's Life Science Initiatives | iPlant Collaborative

Parker Antin: Leading the Nation's Life Science Initiatives | iPlant Collaborative | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Not every research or technology project can boast that its director also heads up national initiatives in life sciences and biotechnology. The University of Arizona’s Parker Antin is a unique case.

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iPlant Taming the 'Big Data Beast' | UANews

iPlant Taming the 'Big Data Beast' | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

In an era of unprecedented scientific discovery, researchers are generating more data than ever before. But do scientists have access to enough technological firepower to turn this mountain of data into tangible results?

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Taming the 'Genomical Beast' with Big Data Resources | Scientific Computing

The iPlant Collaborative, headquartered at the University of Arizona, is a National Science Foundation-funded cyberinfrastructure project providing computational support to life science researchers in the form of secure data storage, services for data analysis, and the underlying infrastructure to share datasets among collaborators anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.
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New Genome Research Illuminates Bird, Crocodile Evolution | Yuma News Now

New Genome Research Illuminates Bird, Crocodile Evolution | Yuma News Now | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Dinosaurs among us: Birds and crocodiles are Earth's living descendants of the dinosaurs that survived the meteorite-triggered mass extinction of 66 million years ago. An international consortium has sequenced the genomes of 48 bird and three crocodile species.



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Rapeseed genes could take the bite out of broccoli | Futurity

Rapeseed genes could take the bite out of broccoli | Futurity | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Scientists have unraveled the rapeseed genome, which could lead to better canola oil or less bitter versions of vegetables like broccoli.
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Science could make canola oil more nutritious, and broccoli more tasty | Phys.org

Science could make canola oil more nutritious, and broccoli more tasty | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Genomics researchers of the University of Arizona's iPlant collaborative, housed in the BIO5 Institute, have helped unravel the genetic code of the rapeseed plant, most noted for a variety whose seeds are made into canola oil.
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UA Scientists Help Decipher Origin of Flowers | UANews

UA Scientists Help Decipher Origin of Flowers | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The newly sequenced genome of the Amborella plant addresses Darwin's "abominable mystery" – the question of why flowers suddenly proliferated on Earth millions of years ago.

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IPlant innovates biodata analysis | Arizona Daily Wildcat

IPlant innovates biodata analysis | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Just managing the files on your computer can be difficult enough — now imagine sifting through and analyzing the sequences of thousands of plant genomes.

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UA-Led Research Collaborative Awarded $50M to Advance Cyberinfrastructure for the Life Sciences | UANews

The National Science Foundation has awarded $50 million to a multi-institution collaborative headquartered at the University of Arizona's BIO5 Institute to create a national cyberinfrastructure for the biological sciences.

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