We are rapidly demystifying cancers, exposing the molecular mechanisms underlying tumors and leading the search for the next generation of targeted cancer therapies. We see a future where every cancer and every patient has a cure.
The humble quillworts are an ancient group of approximately 250 small, aquatic plants that have largely been ignored by modern botanists. While most plants breathe in carbon dioxide (CO2) during the day, quillworts breathe in CO2 at night. Now, Research Professor Todd Michael and colleagues have sequenced the first quillwort genome to uncover new insights related to the plant’s unique method of photosynthesis. Their discoveries could eventually lead to the engineering of crops that address climate change through more efficient water use and carbon capture.

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