Robert Coffan grew most of the hops used in this batch of beer.

A handful of hops, an ingredient in many craft beers.

Amelia Templeton

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Scientists with Oregon State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have sequenced the genome for one of the most popular hop varieties in the United States. The research has implications for the craft brewing industry as well as the medical field.

We hear from John Henning, a USDA research geneticist who also has an appointment in the Oregon State College of Agricultural Sciences. He is a co-author of the paper about the hop findings in the journal, “The Plant Genome.”

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