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US, Swedish Researchers Publish New Tree Gene Database

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (GenomeWeb News) - Scientists from Oregon State University in Corvallis and the Umea Plant Science Center at Umea University in Sweden announced yesterday the publication of a new database of many of the most important genes in a tree genome.


The database describes about 102,000 sequences of the most commonly expressed genes in the genus Populus, which includes cottonwoods and aspens. The study, which was published in the Sept. 7 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also compared many of the gene sequences to those found in Arabidopsis, one of the most commonly used plants for genetic research.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.