By a GenomeWeb Staff Reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have won $4.8 million in funding from the National Science Foundation to study the role that transposable elements (TE) could play in helping plants adapt to changes in climate.

The school will use the five-year grant to study rice, which is known for having a stable genome and for being the most grown human food crop on the planet.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.

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