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Genomics protecting our forests from pests

Did you know that aliens are threatening our forests? If the latest science fiction movie comes to mind, think again!  Picture a natural disaster film instead.

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Decontaminating Soils with Mother Nature’s Help

Montreal researchers Franz Lang and Mohamed Hijri are thrilled with their recent discovery. They may just have found a way to clean up the contaminated sites of the entire planet! 

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Genomics Joins the Fight Against the Spruce Budworm

Scientist and university professor John MacKay has discovered that spruce have a gene naturally resistant to the budworm, the most destructive insect affecting our forests.

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Fossil Fuel Shortage: Do Mushrooms Hold the Key?

Yet oil reserves are finite. Mindful of this problem, Professor Adrian Tsang is looking for a sustainable solution by studying mushroom DNA.

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