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Cells to Civilizations

Professor Enrico Coen talking about his new book, 'Cells to Civilizations' which explains the principles of change that shape life Professor Enrico Coen of t...
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Wayne Martindale's curator insight, January 19, 2014 3:43 PM

Really enjoying the book and the big idea here, culture by the skin of your teeth

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Cells to Civilizations, by Enrico Coen – review

Cells to Civilizations, by Enrico Coen – review | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it
Coen is attempting something few have dared to – you could call it the unification of life, from biochemistry to human creativity
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John Innes Centre wheat genetics research has benefits

John Innes Centre wheat genetics research has benefits | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it
The contribution of John Innes Centre scientists to improving one of the world major crops highlights the impact of publicly-funded fundamental research decades ago on people’s lives today – and shows the benefit of today’s research for future...
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Public asked to track slug invasion

Public asked to track slug invasion | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it
Scientists ask for the public's help to track the spread of an invasive species of slug throughout Britain.
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Norwich scientists leading fightback against invasion of Spanish slugs

Norwich scientists leading fightback against invasion of Spanish slugs | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it
Britain is under attack – and your country needs you.
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We must develop the genetic tools to fight ash dieback

We must develop the genetic tools to fight ash dieback | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it
Ashwellthorpe Lower Wood in Norfolk, England has been managed by coppicing, an ancient form of forestry, for more than a thousand years.
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Stick insect leads antibiotic hunt

Stick insect leads antibiotic hunt | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it
A microbe in the gut of a stick insect could help scientists to unravel the puzzle of antibiotic resistance.
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New Facebook Game on Ash Tree Disease Released

New Facebook Game on Ash Tree Disease Released | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it
You probably thought that you would never be interested in playing a computer game about ash dieback. You were wrong. As you may already be aware, a large percentage of the ash trees in the UK are ...
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Play Facebook Game to Save the Ash Forests

Play Facebook Game to Save the Ash Forests | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it
Scientists from UK are making an unconventional effort in order to save the ash forests from the epidemic caused by the Chalara fraxinea fungus, which is destroying the woodlands to the extent that...
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Gamers collaborate to help save the ash tree

Gamers collaborate to help save the ash tree | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it
A new Facebook game called Fraxinus hopes to crowdsource the solution to protecting the common ash tree from a deadly fungus.
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Fraxinus crowdsources scientific research on Facebook

Fraxinus crowdsources scientific research on Facebook | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it
Image via Team Cooper Flash game developer Team Cooper has partnered with The Sainsbury Laboratory to create a new Facebook game with a greater purpose than just having fun.
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Twitter / Search - #WintonPrize2013 coen

Twitter / Search - #WintonPrize2013 coen | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it

Tweets from the Winton Prize 2013 audience, where Prof Enrico Coen is collecting his shortlist award for his books Cells to Civilizations. 

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Science advances providing a boost for plant breeding | Features | Farmers Guardian

Science advances providing a boost for plant breeding | Features | Farmers Guardian | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it
RAPID developments in new areas of science such as genomics and bioinformatics are helping to deliver advances in plant breeding that will benefit farmers across the globe.
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Can science stop invasion of the giant killer slugs?

Can science stop invasion of the giant killer slugs? | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it
Experts seek help from the public to monitor the spread of a voracious Spanish slug that poses a major threat to Britain's plants
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Norwich scientists leading fightback against invasion of Spanish slugs

Norwich scientists leading fightback against invasion of Spanish slugs | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it
Britain is under attack – and your country needs you.
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Help us stop killer slugs: Scientists' bid to eradicate Spanish slug

Help us stop killer slugs: Scientists' bid to eradicate Spanish slug | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it
Dr Ian Bedford first discovered the slug in his Norfolk garden last year and is now asking the public to help track its progress across the UK as it threatens crops.
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Catch the killer slugs! Spanish molluscs on rampage in Britain

Catch the killer slugs! Spanish molluscs on rampage in Britain | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it
Experts are encouraging garden owners to track ‘predatory’ slugs which have been ravaging the vegetable patches of the green-fingered this year.
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Spotting genes in plants (ScienceAlert)

Spotting genes in plants (ScienceAlert) | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it
Researchers have perfected a technique that allows them to watch genes move within a living plant cell.
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How Facebook and gaming could help scientists battle disease (Wired UK)

How Facebook and gaming could help scientists battle disease (Wired UK) | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it
In the woods and forests of the United Kingdom, a killer is on the march; a tree killer.
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Broccoli 'slows down arthritis'

Broccoli 'slows down arthritis' | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it
Eating lots of broccoli may slow down and even prevent osteoarthritis, researchers believe.
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Gamasutra - Press Releases - BAFTA-nominated Games Developer Team Cooper creates Facebook game to help science try to save the ash tree from disease.

Gamasutra - Press Releases - BAFTA-nominated Games Developer Team Cooper creates Facebook game to help science try to save the ash tree from disease. | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it
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Gamasutra: Andrzej Marczewski's Blog - An Interview with Kaye Elling lecturer in Computer Games at the University of Bradford

Gamasutra: Andrzej Marczewski's Blog - An Interview with Kaye Elling lecturer in Computer Games at the University of Bradford | John Innes Centre on the web | Scoop.it

I’ve recently dipped a toe into Fraxinus (the Facebook game that matches DNA patterns to help research Ash dieback in real life).

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