NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A federal cross-agency effort to plumb the secrets of plant life through genomics research should expand its sequencing capabilities and focus on developing new tools for epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and other so-called “omics” disciplines, according to a report published this week by the National Research Council.
 

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