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A new paper from scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich explains why plant breeders have found it difficult to produce wheat varieties which combine high yield and good resistance to Septoria, a disease in wheat which can cut yield losses by up to 50%. It traces the problem back to decisions made nearly sixty years ago.

We establish the first UK dedicated high-performance computing (HPC) cluster for international data portal ‘CyVerse’ – providing free, open-source genome analysis for ‘big data’ research. Genomics is increasingly a big data science as now commonplace high-throughput technologies support faster, cheaper generation of data analysis.

BBSRC’s new Chief Executive reflects on upcoming changes, Brexit, women in science and dissecting rodents in the garden shed as a curious teenager. (Reading on mobile or tablet? Try the Medium version.)

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