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September 21, 2021
  What is the name of your company?  Van Heron Labs Who founded the company? Current C.E.O. Dr. Rebecca Vaught, but then co-founders Alec Santiago and Nithin Parsan joined soon after. When and where was the company founded? ...
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September 21, 2021
HudsonAlpha's CODE program selected by the National Science Foundation to receive a nearly $300,000 grant through the NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education program.
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September 20, 2021
Faculty and staff at Drake State Community & Technical College in Huntsville, Ala. are being given greater insight into their future disease risk thanks to a new collaboration with the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and t...
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September 16, 2021
In a small, isolated population of tigers in Indian, scientists discovered rare black tigers. The discovery helped add to the genetic knowledge about coat color patterns in mammals. These black tigers also revealed important insig...
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September 14, 2021
Thanks to some modern-day detective work and genetic sleuthing, a team of scientists, including HudsonAlpha Faculty Investigator Josh Clevenger, PhD, have mapped out the international journey of several peanut lines with remarkabl...
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September 14, 2021
HudsonAlpha’s new STAT Genome pipeline allows clinicians to make a rapid and informed diagnosis, saving precious time when it matters most. Overall, the knowledge STAT Genome brings to the families of critically ill infants is l...
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September 7, 2021
A team of scientists at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology identified molecules that regulate the establishment of coat color patterns in cats. The results are published in Nature Communications.
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September 1, 2021
HudsonAlpha is investing in its neurogenomics research through the addition of faculty investigator Nick Cochran, PhD. If his name sounds familiar, that is because Cochran was most recently a senior postdoctoral scientist in the l...
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August 25, 2021
While many high school students spend their summers by the pool or at a summer job, Grace Morin was in Huntsville at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology participating in the Genes and Greens program. “Since my Honors Bio...
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August 12, 2021
In a recent publication in Nature Ecology and Evolution, a group of scientists identified a genetic element that controls dog coat color and used it to trace domesticated dogs back to their ancient ancestors.
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August 10, 2021
Funding will further develop its portable rapid pathogen detection platform. The CAPTURE™ platform now includes a companion rapid Antibiotic Susceptibility Test (AST).
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August 6, 2021
HudsonAlpha team develops a better computational tool to help identify genetic factors to select for beneficial traits, and new, rapid breeding practices to introduce these traits into existing crop lines.
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July 13, 2021
Mary Shirley-Howell has joined the Institute as Director of Business Recruitment.
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July 12, 2021
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Neil Lamb, PhD as the 2021 recipient of the Arno Motulsky-Barton Childs Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education.
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July 7, 2021
A team of scientists, including several from the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS), created a valuable tool for future improvements in pecan breeding by sequencing the complete ge...
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June 30, 2021
Researchers from the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology were part of a decade-long project to sequence the complete genome of Ceratodon purpureus, a tiny moss with a lot to say about plant evolution. Their findings were rece...
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June 9, 2021
New resident associate company developing “Robots that help”  The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is excited to welcome SavantZ to its campus this summer.  SavantZ designs and manufactures cutting-edge humanoid robot...
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June 7, 2021
Alabama CIO held its annual Alabama CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards on Friday, June 4 where HudsonAlpha Director of Information Technology Scott Ross won CIO of the Year in the nonprofit/public sector category.
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June 3, 2021
The limited effectiveness of chemotherapy has led to a long effort in the scientific and medical communities to identify alternative treatment strategies. Scientists at HudsonAlpha recently contributed to this effort by publishing...
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June 1, 2021
by Sarah Sharman, PhD, Science writer Countless studies by researchers around the world indicate that Earth’s climate is changing faster now than at any point in the history of modern civilization. Hotter days are more common wh...
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