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Dec 21, 2021 | the green room

The future of Cannabis is in the Seed. An interview w/ Ralph Risch, CEO, Phylos Bioscience

It all begins with the seeds - Phylos believes quality control starts in breeding and continues through seed production. The final hemp & cannabis product means buyers can trust the quality and consistency of the strains they are purchasing. Let’s listen to the entire interview with Ralph who discusses this in more detail, and you'll learn what autoflower means to a successful grow operation.

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Dec 01, 2021 | mg Magazine

America’s Top Cannabis Industry Employers 2021

Even in a world upended by a deadly pandemic and harsh economic realities, cannabis companies proved people are the heart of their business.

Nov 24, 2021 | MMJ Daily

"We have a responsibility to improve the sustainability of this industry"

In partnership with its dedicated research and cultivation partner Progressive Plant Research, Phylos is projecting a reduction of total energy use by 36% due to the significant improvements and automation made to the facility since the conversion to a cannabis and hemp greenhouse cultivation operation.

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Nov 05, 2021 | Hemp Industry Daily

Black farmers group, Oregon State to give out 1 million donated hempseeds

A hemp crop science company has aligned with the National Black Farmers Association and Oregon State University to provide 1 million hempseeds to Black and Indigenous growers and farmers of color without capital investment. The effort, led by Portland, Oregon-based Phylos Bioscience, aims to provide opportunity for communities that are disproportionately affected by the war on drugs.

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Feb 28, 2020 | Nat Levy & Cara Kuhlman

GeekWire 200 update: GeekWire Awards finalists well-represented atop the rankings

Phylos debuts on GeekWire 200, a ranked index of Pacific Northwest startups.

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Feb 26, 2020 | The Cannabis Scientist

The Cannabis Scientist Power List 2020

Phylos's Alisha Holloway, PhD is celebrated as one of The Cannabis Scientist's 20 most influential people in cannabis analytics.

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Jan 21, 2020 | Carrie Muehling

Helping hemp farmers to know what they grow

Companies like Phylos are looking to partner with hemp distributors across the nation to help bring transparency to the hemp industry.

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Dec 11, 2019 | AGDAILY Reporters

New AutoCBD hemp seed cuts maturation time by weeks

Phylos, a Portland-based hemp and cannabis science company, has brought its first hemp seed, called AutoCBD, to market.

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Oct 24, 2019 | Eric Hurlock

Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast featuring Mowgli Holmes

Episode 56: On this week’s podcast we talk to Dr. Mowgli Holmes, co-founder and CEO of Phylos, a plant science company that is trying to revolutionize the hemp industry through data, technology and expertise.

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Oct 10, 2019 | Andy Andersen

10 High-THC Strains You Should Know About

If you're looking for a high-THC experience from cannabis flower, these 10 strains historically test high in the cannabinoid.

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Sep 30, 2019 | Danny Danko

The Rebirth Of Subcool: The Inside Story Of A Legendary Bud Breeder

The famed cannabis breeder Subcool shares his story of surviving and thriving.

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Aug 26, 2019 | Bart Schaneman

How cannabis companies can protect intellectual property

Cannabis growers and breeders are worried that genetics patents and data could be controlled by large corporate entities.

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Jul 24, 2019 | Hannah Wallace

High Drama: A Cannabis Biotech Company Roils Small Growers

Science and technology are about to revolutionize cannabis, but longtime players fear they’ll get snuffed out in the process.

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Jul 24, 2019 | Cannabis Aficionado

A Frank Conversation with Mowgli Holmes, CEO of Phylos Bioscience

Cannabis Aficionado spoke to CEO Mowgli Holmes to learn more about their approach to large-scale agriculture, plant patents and IP rights, and the future of cannabis.

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Apr 18, 2019 | Pete Danko

A $50M Oregon hemp seed producer and a fast-growing cannabis genetics firm gird for a Big Ag onslaught.

A hemp seed producer and a genetics firm fight to maintain their leadership positions as the cannabis regulatory terrain opens up.

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Feb 19, 2019 | Midasletter Live

SugarBud Craft Growers Corp (CVE:SUGR) CEO on Strategic Partnership with Phylos Bioscience Inc

SugarBud Craft Growers Corp will be partnering with Phylos Bioscience to catalog their diverse collection of cannabis varieties.

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Feb 04, 2019 | Christopher Jones

The Cannabis Plant: an Unfolding Story in Genetics

Scientists and growers are working to find order in tangled strain genetics, but ancestry claims are difficult to substantiate.

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Jan 23, 2019 | Patrick Wingrove

Prior art shortage could strain US cannabis innovation

Counsel at Steep Hill Labs, Phylos Bioscience, Medicinal Genomics and the Open Cannabis Project explain how cannabinoid innovation could be blocked by overly broad or weak patents at the USPTO, and what the industry is doing to develop, collect and record prior art

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Jan 23, 2019 | Melissa Schiller

Using Cannabis Science to Build Customer Trust: Q&A With Andrea Sparr-Jaswa

Farma PDX’s director of education explains the benefits of losing the indica/sativa dichotomy and instead focusing on cannabinoid and terpene content.

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Dec 11, 2018 | Dennis Romero

Scientists search for marijuana's holy grail — consistent highs

Marijuana companies are hiring scientists to develop a plant that will produce consistent, reliable highs.

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Nov 01, 2018 | Hannah Wallace

The Biggest Surprise of the $8.5 Billion Cannabis Boom? Dozens of the Startups Striking It Rich Are Actually Really Boring

Turns out, there's lots of money to be made by servicing the companies that are growing and selling legal weed.

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Jul 17, 2018 | Cash Crop Today

CCT Featured Interview with Ralph Risch Phylos Chief Operating Officer

Ralph Risch, COO, of Phylos is an experienced entrepreneur and business leader who has founded and successfully exited multiple companies in the high tech industry. He has a BS in Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Colorado.

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Aug 23, 2017 | Amanda Chicago Lewis

The Great Pot Monopoly Mystery

Some very powerful people are trying to corner the market on legal weed and turn their company into the Monsanto of marijuana. Who are they? And can they be stopped?

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Apr 20, 2018 | Lauren Yoshiko

The Rolling Stone Guide to Legal Pot: Oregon

The weed industry in the Beaver State is focused on clean pot, educated customers and really cute stores.

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Jan 29, 2018 | Melissa Schiller

Phylos Bioscience Brings Transparency to Cannabis Industry Through Genetic Testing

Co-Founder and CEO Mowgli Holmes discusses the company’s genetic certification process, the benefits it provides cultivators and the company’s Phylos Galaxy, a snapshot of today’s cannabis genetics.

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Nov 29, 2017 | Josh Jardine

What’s in a Strain Name? Not Much, It Turns Out.

Which Is Why Phylos Is Mapping Your Weed’s Genetics

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Aug 23, 2017 | Madison Margolin

The DNA of Dank: Private Labs Lead the Way in Mapping Cannabis Genetics

With only commercial support, testing labs in weed-friendly states are finally exploring the genes of ganja.

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Aug 23, 2017 | David Heldreth

Phylos Bioscience Sees Big Picture in All the Little Things

Phylos Bioscience Sees Big Picture in All the Little Things

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Apr 20, 2017 | Angus Chen

Some of the Parts: Is Marijuana’s “Entourage Effect” Scientifically Valid?

Industry players swear pot’s many chemicals work in concert, but most scientists hear a THC solo

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Apr 05, 2017 | NCV Newswire

How Genomic Mapping and Stabilizing Cannabis Genetics Could Help Cultivators and Consumers

Genomic Mapping: The New Cannabis Luxury Experience

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Dec 20, 2016 | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh

Is That Really Sour Diesel? Scientist Takes On Weed’s Big Question

Using weed's DNA, Mowgli Holmes has created the world's largest genomic database of marijuana

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Dec 01, 2016 | Greg Zeman

No, You Won’t Be Smoking Hunter S. Thompson’s Weed

Will we really be smoking Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s stash?

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Oct 19, 2016 | Carrie Arnold

The Rise of Marijuana™ (Patent Pending)

To the cannabis industry, a patent granted last August was either doomsday or the dawn of a new era, depending on who you asked.

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Oct 19, 2016 | Becky Garrison

How Plant Genomics Is Bringing in the Next Age of Super Weed

Science is finally all about improving pot plant chemistry.

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Aug 20, 2016 | Kathleen Wong

Phylos Bioscience Startup Made a 3-D Interactive Map of Almost 1,000 Marijuana Strains

Most people come face-to-face with marijuana strains in dispensaries, on a forum or from a dealer, but what if they could scroll through about 1,000 strains and their "statistical relationships" through a three-dimensional graphic?

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Aug 04, 2016 | Kenneth Morrow

Gene Wars

The genetic landscape may be about to change dramatically and affect growers everywhere.

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May 18, 2016 | Shango Los

Mowgli Holmes: Creating the Cannabis Family Tree

Mowgli Holmes is the co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Phylos Bioscience, a cannabis genomics firm whose mission includes telling the evolutionary story of the cannabis plant.

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Apr 20, 2016 | John Markoff

Start-Up Plans 3-D Visualizations of Pot Strains, Using Genetic Data

On Wednesday, Phylos Bioscience, an Oregon biotechnology start-up, will begin offering an online interactive guide that visually portrays the genetic relationships of almost 1,000 types of cannabis, otherwise known as marijuana.

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Mar 14, 2016 | Winston Ross

The Man Mapping the Marijuana Genome Is Changing the Weed Game

Because he's a scientist, not a back-slapping venture capitalist, Mowgli Holmes loathes using the term networking to describe even the portion of his job that entails shaking hands in the cannabis industry.

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Nov 23, 2015 | Timothy Anderson

Into the Roots: Mapping the Cannabis Family Tree

DNA sequencing may also go a long way in helping to remove some of the imposter plants from the general cannabis gene pool as clones become ‘known’ and ‘tagged’ through that registry.

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Sep 21, 2015 | Jay

The Cannabis Evolution Project: Phylos Bioscience is Mapping Cannabis Genetics

Smoke Reports has always been very appreciative of all of the different organizations publishing positive cannabis information and research. Phylos Bioscience, based out of Portland, Oregon, is certainly one such company that deserves recognition for their dynamic research of cannabis genetics.

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Aug 27, 2015 | Kyle Jaeger

Scientists Are Trying to stop GMOs on a New Front: Weed

A team of researchers at Phylos Bioscience launched the Cannabis Evolution Project last year in an effort to map the genetic structure of marijuana, effectively protecting the biodiversity of cannabis from corporate interests, such as Monsanto, which might be tempted to capitalize on legal weed by securing exclusive patents on select strains.

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Jul 28, 2015 | Rebecca Randall

Oregon Searches for Path Around Federally Illegal Marijuana Research

Marijuana research has been impeded for years due to its illegal status nationally. So now that states are decriminalizing the drug and opening medical marijuana programs, where do they turn for scientific guidance?

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Jul 25, 2015 | Teresa Mahoney

It's a ____ ! The Oregonian's marijuana seedlings' gender revealed. What should we name them? (Pot Grow Diary | Day 24)

Our seedlings have been gender tested and the results are in.

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Jul 22, 2015 | Noelle Crombie

Oregon considers regulation of pesticides in marijuana industry

Katie Wuestenberg dons protective while spraying the marijuana plants with a vitamin B supplement at Chalice Farms in West Linn.

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Feb 14, 2015 | Daniela Hernandez

How genetics is reshaping the marijuana industry

Every morning, Josh Chase makes his way from Goetz House, a yellow-and-white cottage in the middle of nowhere Washington, past a makeshift 8-foot “security fence” built from square-cut pieces of lumber and black plastic tarp, down to the greenhouses.

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Jan 27, 2015 | Wm. Willard Greene

Green Genes

Weed's been with us since the Ancient Steppes. Portland's Phylos Bioscience will revolutionize what we know about it.

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Oct 01, 2014 | Jacob Rummel

High-Minded Science

Exploring pot's family tree

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Sep 22, 2014 | Noelle Crombie

Is that Sour Diesel in your bong the real thing? Portland scientist sets out to map marijuana DNA and find out

Before Lemon Haze and Super Skunk, it was mostly just good and bad weed.

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