NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Undergraduates at Seattle-area Bellevue Community College will use a new Applied Biosystems sequencer and around $500,000 in grants to study a bacterium that may help combat root disease in wheat and barley, according to the school.
 

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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.

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