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As reported by Fox 12 News

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

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.

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

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 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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