Rice ‘safely conserved’ in Philippines gene bank

Scientists say that more than 100 thousand varieties of rice have been safeguarded for the future.

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Nittany AI Challenge offers $100,000 in funding to innovators

Penn State students, faculty and staff are invited to compete for $100,000 in funding during the Nittany AI Challenge. The challenge, sponsored by the Penn State EdTech Network, will give participating teams the opportunity to explore artificial intelligence in higher education to improve the student experience at Penn State, solve real-world problems at the University, and generate startup ideas. The deadline for idea submission is Jan. 29.

UNC-Chapel Hill reaches milestone in development of Kinase Chemogenomic Set

(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) The Structural Genomics Consortium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (SGC-UNC), in partnership with the DiscoverX Corporation, has reached the milestone halfway point in its development of the Kinase Chemogenomic Set, a potent group of inhibitors which allow deeper exploration of the human kinome, a family of enzymes critical to understanding human disease and developing new therapies.