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.

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A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

In Genome Biology this week: peopling of the Sahara, epigenetic reprogramming analysis of liverwort, and more.