09 Oct '17, 11am

Cancer scientists sniff out durian genome

SINGAPORE — A low-sugar version of the king of fruits that is suitable for diabetics could become a reality in the future, according to cancer scientists in Singapore who have mapped the genetic make-up of the durian for the first time. Sharing the findings of the three-year research on Monday (Oct 9), the team of durian-loving scientists from the National Cancer Centre Singapore and Duke-NUS Medical School said with specific genes identified for various features of durians, odourless or milder tasting durians are possible in future. The research could also lead to the discovery of medicinal properties of the fruit, the researchers added. Driven by a “strong scientific curiosity”, the five-man team mapped out the genetic data of the Musang King (commonly known as the ‘Mao Shan Wang’) variety over and above their day jobs in cancer research. The findings will be published i...

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