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Episode 2 - The genome was the puzzle

Synopsis: In this episode, Ryan and Juliana meet with Dr. Valerie Soza to learn about the Rhododendron williamsianum genome sequencing project. How a visionary researcher led a huge team of scientists on an epic adventure to tackle a 30,000-piece puzzle that took 10 years and a whole lot of persistence to complete.

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Explore the links below to learn more about topics mentioned in this episode:

Williamsianum Genome Academic Publication about
the R. williamsianum Genome

Rhododendron Genome Database The Rhododendron Plant
Genome Database



Learn Basic Genitics
Basic Genetics Suitable
for Schools and the Public

Plant Breding & Genomics Plant Breeding and
Genomics Learning

Genomics NIH: 15 Ways Genomics
Influences Our World

Rhododendron International Articles about Rhododendron
Diversity and Evolution

 

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