Affymetrix and China's BGI are collaborating on developing and marketing a portfolio of plant, crop, and livestock microarrays for genotyping, the organizations said last week.

Under the strategic partnership, which is non-exclusive, BGI will provide access to genomic markers from its 1000 Plant and Animal Reference Genomes Project, which started in 2010.

The arrays will be "spanning applications such as marker-assisted trait selection, parentage, quality control, and traceability," according to the partners.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

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