On June 26, 2000, the human draft genome was announced by US President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, marking an important and long-awaited milestone in scientific history. As the 10th anniversary approaches (traditional gifts include things made of tin or aluminum, in case you were wondering), most people are firmly split into two camps. There are those that ask, 'When are we going to start seeing some of the miracles we were promised?' And there are those that answer, 'Don't worry, they're coming.'

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A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: MYRF variant linked to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, analysis of the "dragon's blood" red resin produced by traditional medicine plants, and more.

CNBC reports that half of academic researchers leave after about five years.

Researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm a new type of salamander, the New York Times reports.