Crowd-funded genome project set to discover secrets of Hong Kong’s ‘impotent’ national flower

A crowdfunding project to map the genetic makeup of the bauhinia flower – Hong Kong’s emblem – has been launched by a group of local scientists. The genome project aims to raise US$10,000 (HK$77,500) before December 22. If successful, it will be the first Hong Kong genome project funded by the public; sequenced in Hong Kong; assembled and analysed […]