NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Science Foundation plans to give $12 million next year to fund its Assembling the Tree of Life program, which aims to increase and assemble knowledge about life on earth, including genomic and taxonomic information.

The grant program will support between three and six awards next year with up to $3 million for durations of up to five years. The aim is to use various methods and approaches to assemble the map of the 1.7 million species that have been identified.

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Changing the fat and fiber content of people's diets affects their gut microbiome, metabolome, and colon cancer risk, researchers say.

Broken links are found throughout academic publications, and some services are trying to combat such link decay.

Nick Stockton at Wired says that a pause in studying genome-editing tools should be used to find a path forward.

In PNAS this week: genomic study of group B Streptococcus evolution, selection on the X chromosome in great apes, and more.

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