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The partners sequenced the 400-megabase jatropha genome to 100x coverage and are planning to generate a high-quality jatropha reference genome. They will also compare the genome to sequences generated from SG Biofuels' germplasm library of more than 6,000 unique jatropha genotypes.

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The sequencing and partnership on the Jatropha genome is aimed at making new bioenergy advances.

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A University of California, San Diego-led team has used liquid biopsies to uncover possible treatments for patients with cancers of unknown primary.