Cassava's Turn

By knowing the genome of a food crop, researchers can home in the genes related to certain desirable traits, writes Bill Gates at his GatesNotes blog. Gates recently visited Ed Buckler's lab at Cornell University where Buckler is studying crops like corn, cassava, grape, and more to understand genetic variation and model it.

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