Genetics revealed


The human genome is made of more than six billion genetic letters that comprise our own unique DNA order. Understanding the human genome has aided scientists with the knowledge and tools to develop treatments, cures and preventatives of diseases over the years. But what if the same was done to coffee to help generate disease-resistant varieties adaptable to climate change?

Well, that’s exactly what researchers in the United States have done, revealing an estimated 70,830 predicted genes in Coffea arabica.

The result is thanks to a collaboration between geneticist Dr. Juan Medrano, plant scientist Dr. Allen Van Deynze and genomics specialist Dr. Dario Cantu, postdoctoral research scholar Dr. Amanda Hulse-Kemp as part of the effort to combat the effects of climate change on global coffee production.

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