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'Rules of Life' outlines path to predicting phenotype

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Listen to "The Rules of Life," an NSF audio documentary.

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Can you imagine a world where scientists can predict whether crops will grow in extreme temperatures, just by understanding their genetic makeup, or where doctors can know what cells will become malignant, well before they have the chance to develop into cancerous growths? The "Rules of Life" audio documentary shows how NSF and the research community are working toward building that world, by solving the riddle of predicting phenotype.

Credit: NSF/R L Paul Productions