NEW YORK, Dec 29 (GenomeWeb News) - Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) said this week that it has sequenced the genome of Aspergillus oryzae, or rice malt, a type of fungus that is used in many Japanese fermented foods, including sake, bean paste, and soy sauce.

 

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

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NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

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