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In this week's Science, researchers present new insights into the bread wheat genome. In one of four reports, a team from the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) report bread wheat’s draft gene sequence, which was generated using chromosome-based shotgun sequencing and assembling each chromosome arm of a cultivated wheat variety called Chinese Spring.

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