By moving and matching differently colored leaves as part of a Facebook game, users are actually helping researchers analyze the genomes of the ash tree and the fungus Chalara fraxinea that infects and kills the tree, reports CNET Australia's Crave blog.

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In Nature this week: mouse genome functional analysis, more sensitive chromatin immunoprecipitation, and more.

The Center for Data Innovation and HealthITNow argue for re-building of genomic research infrastructure.

A Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill to require articles resulting from federally funded projects to be made publicly available, according to ScienceInsider.

The US is heading toward another budget showdown, Nature News says.