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The genome of the water lily is presented in this week's Nature, providing a look into the early evolution of angiosperms. A team led by scientists from Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University report the 409-megabase genome sequence of the blue-petal water lily — Nymphaea colorata — and provide evidence of a whole-genome duplication event shared by members of the water lily family and, possibly, related aquatic plants of the Cabombaceae family.

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CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.

Researchers have developed a robotic lab assistant, the Verge reports.

The Associated Press reports the World Health Organization is sending experts to China to investigate the animal source of SARS-CoV-2.

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