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Is That Really Sour Diesel? Scientist Takes On Weed’s Big Question

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Mowgli Holmes remembers when most people chuckled or cracked jokes about junk food when he told them that he spent his days untangling the genetic makeup of marijuana strains. Now, they’re quick to ask about his business model or whether the biotech company he started three years ago plans to expand beyond Oregon.

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As reported by Cannabis Now

No, You Won’t Be Smoking Hunter S. Thompson’s Weed

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Mainstream media outlets are reporting claims that a Gonzo-branded cannabis line currently in the works will be the result of “cloning” counter culture icon Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s 12 to 15-year-old head stash. But cannabis bioscience experts say that’s “Jurassic Park stuff.”

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As reported by The Kindland

How Plant Genomics Is Bringing in the Next Age of Super Weed

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A botanical revolution is raging across all major agricultural sectors, and with the rise of legal cannabis as a cash crop, science could boost the quality of your weed too. Go ahead and fire up your anticipation! The latest discoveries in genomics, or the science behind structure, function, evolution, and the mapping of genomes in plants, are destined to go up in smoke—in a good way.

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As reported by Weedhorn.com

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy of Cannabis Strains

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Used to be, once a year, every year, they’d show us a short film in junior high math classes. Which was the only day of math I ever enjoyed, because The Powers of Ten, directed by design legends Ray and Charles Eames in 1977, was and remains the most brilliant illustration of magnitude I’ve ever seen. Year after year, each time they plowed that honkin’ old gray projector cart in…

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As reported by Fox 12 News

Portland company changing way marijuana industry understands cannabis with 3D map

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A Portland company is changing the way the marijuana industry understands cannabis, by mapping the plant’s evolution in 3D. Researchers say what they’ve uncovered is surprising even growers across the country. The Phylos Galaxy is a 3D visualization of the cannabis world that’s been two years in the making. It’s essentially a consumer buying guide of the future that is changing the way many in the industry think…

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As reported by Cannabis Business Times

Gene Wars: The genetic landscape may be about to change dramatically and affect growers everywhere.

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Where will you source the marijuana cultivars you intend to grow? Given that there are thousands of cultivars available today, with many more to come, do you know where they have come from and how you will utilize them? Many fail to recognize the importance of genetic diversity. However, genetic diversity is why not all seeds are created equal. Therefore, the clones, seeds and tissue cultures produced from different cultivars…

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As reported by Ganjapreneur

Mowgli Holmes: Creating the Cannabis Family Tree

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Mowgli Holmes is the co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Phylos Bioscience, a cannabis genomics firm whose mission includes telling the evolutionary story of the cannabis plant. Mowgli recently joined our podcast host Shango Los for a discussion of what his research has uncovered to date, how long ago humans began to cultivate cannabis, how Phylos Bioscience is building a 3D map of cannabis genomics, and more. Listen to the full interview below,…

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As reported by The New York Times

Start-Up Plans 3-D Visualizations of Pot Strains, Using Genetic Data

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SAN FRANCISCO — Think of it as the consumer buying guide of the future. On Wednesday, Phylos Bioscience, an Oregon biotechnology start-up, will begin offering an online interactive guide that visually portrays the genetic relationships of almost 1,000 types of cannabis.

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As reported by Mic.com

Phylos Bioscience Startup Made a 3-D Interactive Map of Almost 1,000 Marijuana Strains

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Most people come face-to-face with marijuana strains in dispensaries, on a forum or from a dealer, but what if they could scroll through about 1,000 strains and their “statistical relationships” through a three-dimensional graphic? On Wednesday, Oregon startup Phylos Bioscience is releasing such a tool, called Galaxy, online in collaboration with New York’s American Museum of Natural History, according to the New York Times. Described on its website as “a 3-D…

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