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D: DNA

Professor Mike Bevan talking about the research in December
(Real G2)

Norfolk scientists map the blueprint of life

A humble weed helped scientists in Norfolk map the blueprint of plant life for the first time.

Researchers at the John Innes Centre in Norwich were part of an international team of scientists that spent more than four years tracing the genetic map of Arabidopsis thaliana, or thale cress.

dna model.
DNA stands for
Deoxyribonucleic acid

Understanding the DNA code could help revolutionise farming by improving crops' resistance to disease, and could even give new insight into human health.

The John Innes Centre is a leading international establishment for research and training in plant and microbial science.

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