Fern-tastic! Crowdfunded fern genomes published in Nature Plants

CREDIT: LAURA DIJKHUIZEN

On July 17, 2014, the world decided it wanted to learn the genomic secrets hidden in the beautiful little, floating water fern, Azolla filiculoides. Not only did they want to know, but they paid for it too – a whopping $22,160 from 123 backers – through a crowdfunding site called Experiment.com. Four years later, they have what they paid for, and more! Read more…

 

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