NEW YORK, Dec 13 - The successful sequencing of the Arabidopsis thaliana genome constitutes “a major breakthrough” for plant biology studies, Claire Fraser, president of the Institute for Genomic Research, said Wednesday.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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