A working draft of the genome of the rice subspecies indica is now available to the public thanks to the efforts of the Genomics and Bioinformatics Center of the Beijing Genomics Institute at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Matthew Huang, deputy director of BGI, said the success of the project rests largely on the shoulders of the 100-strong bioinformatics team at BGI, which developed three new algorithms to meet the unique assembly and annotation demands of the rice genome.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.

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In the last few years several molecular testing methodologies — such as immunohistochemistry, PCR, and sequencing — have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to aid in the management of patients with lung cancer.