genetics

Potato Genome Mapped; Marie Curie’s Legacy

Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in 1903 (Source: Wikipedia)

LISTEN:  Potato Genome Mapped; Marie Curie’s Legacy

After many years of work, an international team, including scientists at Teagasc have mapped the potato genome. This will help combat blight, and help speed up traditional potato breeding practices.

Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in 1903, and went on to win a second one in 1911. We talk about her legacy with her scientist grand-daughter.

Guests: Dan Milbourne, Teagasc; Helene Langevin-Joliot , Professor of Nuclear Physics, University of Paris

Broadcast on 103.2 Dublin City FM on 14/07/2011

To contact the show email:  sciencespinning@dublincityfm.ie

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