NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Synthetic Genomics and a Malaysian genomics company have completed a draft sequence assembly and annotation of the genome of the oil palm, a tree that is used primarily to produce cooking oil but which could be employed for other uses such as biofuel, the companies said today.
 

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.