May 16, 2019
UGA scientists unlock the genetic mystery of the peanut. That’s good news for farmers.
A peanut’s shell is easy enough to crack. Its genetic code? Well, not so much. The modern cultivated peanut is actually a hybrid of two ancient species, so its genetic structure is extremely complex.
But now, that complexity has been conquered: This month, University of Georgia scientists and colleagues announced they had, at long last, mapped the genome of the modern peanut.
December 19, 2018
We look across university labs and startups — and find there's so much to celebrate
For a dozen days in December 2018, we celebrated Georgia's brilliant (and fearless) scientists and entrepreneurs who drive so much innovation in our state. Here's the recap:
Day 1: Get a shot without ever feeling the needle? In your lifetime, most likely YES. See why >
Day 2: Who’s Wilbur Lam? Only one of the most prolific innovators in Georgia! Get to know him in 2 minutes. Watch >
Day 3: Meet the UGA research team that may well lead us to the Holy Grail of flu-fighting: A universal vaccine.
October 29, 2018
Some businesses struggle to retain customers. The U.S. criminal justice system has the opposite problem: It has too many returning customers.
Exactly how many return to jail is unknown, but a Bureau of Justice Statistics report showed that two out of three people released from prison end up back there within three years.