NEW YORK, July 21 - The Maize Mapping Project -- a collaboration between the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Arizona Genomics Institute, and the University of Georgia -- has completed the first phase of an integrated genetic and physical map for the corn genome.

 

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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.