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Bioinformatics

How ancient viruses got cannabis high

Credit: Michael Fischer World's first cannabis chromosome map reveals the plant's evolutionary past and points to its future as potential medicine. THC and CBD, bioactive substances produced by cannabis and sought by medical patients…

Critical collections

More than a century ago, when botanists and naturalists were in the field collecting plant and animal specimens, they couldn't have imagined that scientists would one day be able to extract DNA from samples to understand how plants and…