What do you mean by sequencing and cloning?

In the light of our recent success story with the sequencing of the Kariega wheat genome which we in particular wanted to share with the younger generation, we reached out to Quest magazine to write a piece about the project. Quest is a South African popular science magazine aimed at the youth and anyone who is interested in science. They highlight the foremost work done by local scientists and present it in a digestible manner. Ms Shannon Derman took on the task and did an excellent job of explaining the tricky concepts of sequencing and gene cloning to readers with no molecular genetics background. Her very informative article is available for reading in Quest Vol. 18 No.2.

Thank you to Quest magazine for providing us with a platform to bring genetics to the public!