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Rice Genome Effort Marked by Spirit of Apparent Collaboration

NEW YORK, Jan 30 - Perhaps the spirit of a genome project is determined by the nature of its subject.  

While the human genome sequencing project was marked by acrimony and competitiveness between public and private worlds, the public and private sequencing of that most pacific of plant codes, the rice genome, seems to offer the potential for collaboration.

After announcing Monday they had sequenced 99 percent of the rice genome, Syngenta and Myriad Genetics said they would share the data with the International Rice Research Institute, in

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.