Western Painted Turtle Genome Decoded

UH Biology scientist Bob Thomson helped uncover the evolutionary history behind common turtle’s novel traits

Scientists have recently decoded the genome of the Western Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta bellii, one of the most widespread, abundant and well-studied turtles in North America. This freshwater turtle is only the second reptile species for which complete genome sequences have been assembled and analyzed, behind the green anole lizard.

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11/17/2013 at 4:27pm

Nanodiagnostics, LLC

Kevin Bennett, Associate Professor in Biology offers novel, sensitive molecular imaging contrast agents to market.

Nanodiagnostics, LLC was recently established out of the lab of Kevin Bennett, Associate Professor in Biology. Nanodiagnostics brings novel, sensitive molecular imaging contrast agents to market.

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11/15/2013 at 11:08am

Get To Know These Faces

Amy Moran and Peter Marko join UH Mānoa Biology Department

Interview by James Stone, Associate Editor of Seawords.

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11/21/2013 at 3:41pm

Deep-sea trawling must be banned

Industry interests should not be allowed to derail a European Union vote on whether to prohibit a destructive fishing technique, says Les Watling.

Trawling the bottom of the ocean, dragging heavy metal equipment along the seabed at high speed, is the most destructive form of deep-sea fishing in the world. The fishing industry loves it because it is very effective. But it is indiscriminate and leaves behind a trail of devastation.

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11/17/2013 at 4:28pm

Full-Time Position Available


The Fertility Institute of Hawaii has a laboratory assistant position available in their laboratory. Interested candidates should send their CV with a brief cover letter to John L.

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11/13/2013 at 10:18pm

University of Washington Summer Scholars Program


The University of Washington (UW) in Seattle has announced the 2012 Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology.

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11/13/2013 at 10:24pm