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"Why don't we finish the human genome first?" asks Sandra Porter after she hearing that people are calling for the chimp and macaque genomes to be completed. She says she realizes that many parts weren't finished for a reason, though she adds that sequencing has come a long way since the human genome was "done."

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.