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As reported by Mic.com

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

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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As reported by Newsweek

The Man Mapping the Marijuana Genome is Changing the Weed Game

Because he’s a scientist, not a back-slapping venture capitalist, Mowgli Holmes loathes using the term networking to describe even the portion of his job that entails shaking hands in the cannabis industry. But it was networking that brought the chief scientific officer of Phylos Bioscience in Portland, Oregon, to Las Vegas in November 2014 to attend the Marijuana Business Conference and Expo—and to smoke a massive joint with one of…

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As reported by The Portland Mercury

Science is Cool

LIKE MANY AMERICANS, I consider myself to be fairly smart. This is despite mountains of evidence to the contrary (see “The Stupid Stoner Moments of 2015,” Cannabuzz, Jan 6). That said, there are three canna industry professionals in Portland who are so, so, so smart that I get a mild headache after speaking to them (which I attribute to having my mind blown).

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As reported by smokereports.com

What is The Cannabis Evolution Project?

The talented team members at Phylos Bioscience, along with a well-qualified scientific advisory board including Robert Connell Clarke (Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany) and Rob DeSalle (curator and phylogeneticist at the American Museum of Natural History), are comparing the genetic sequences of cannabis strains to create an evolutionary map of cannabis. With over 1,100 cannabis strains analyzed so far, The Cannabis Evolution Project is already revealing some much-needed information regarding the…

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As reported by ATTN

Scientists Are Trying to stop GMOs on a New Front: Weed

A team of researchers at Phylos Bioscience launched the Cannabis Evolution Project last year in an effort to map the genetic structure of marijuana, effectively protecting the biodiversity of cannabis from corporate interests, such as Monsanto, which might be tempted to capitalize on legal weed by securing exclusive patents on select strains.

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As reported by golocalpdx.com

Oregon Searches for Path Around Federally Illegal Marijuana Research

Marijuana research has been impeded for years due to its illegal status nationally. So now that states are decriminalizing the drug and opening medical marijuana programs, where do they turn for scientific guidance? There is no official advice from federal agencies, and there’s little else to guide policy, said Mowgli Holmes, co-founder and chief scientific officer at Phylos Bioscience. […] The Cannabis Safety Institute is attempting to fill some of…

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As reported by oregonlive.com

Oregon considers regulation of pesticides in marijuana industry

States with regulated marijuana markets should require agriculture agencies and universities to develop data-driven recommendations for pesticide use in cannabis cultivation and should educate marijuana growers about how to manage pests that threaten their crops. Those are among the recommendations made by two Oregon scientists who wrote a paper examining pesticide use in the marijuana industry.

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As reported by foxbusiness.com

Medical Marijuana: Evolution Revolution?

Scientists are trying to map the Cannabis genome to increase understanding of the versatile plant’s many mutations and hopefully improve medical and recreational, usage. This is the marijuana version of the hugely influential Human Genome Project that identified the blueprint for humans and opened the doors to personalized medicine.

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As reported by Cannabis Now Magazine

Mapping the Cannabis Family Tree

Dramatic leaps of progress in the field of cannabis science have almost become commonplace in recent years. Each season brings the discovery of a novel terpenoid, new cannabinoid or receptor site, a fresh therapeutic application, refinements in lab testing or new ways of extracting cannabis essences with hyper purity. Yet, simmering in the background of these new and thrilling discoveries is a patient and far-sighted accumulation of hard, research-driven scientific data…

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