The Evolution of Genomes and Grapes

PNRI Scientist Rick McLaughlin, PhD, shares how genomes evolved by stealing pieces of viruses to make new genes and why that matters now. Denise and Brett Isenhower, owners and winemakers at Isenhower Cellars (and both former Pharmacists), discuss clones and the evolution of grapes. Part of the Science and Wine Club, a quarterly conversation series

Meet PNRI Scientist: Rick McLaughlin

Rick McLaughlin, PhD spent his childhood observing nature. As an adult, he turned that love of nature into an exciting research career at PNRI

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