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Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An initiative including partners in the US, Australia, and India has launched to develop climate-resilient varieties of two of the "big three" primary crops using genomic technologies.

The collaboration seeks to discover and develop traits to increase drought tolerance and decrease the need for soil-applied nitrogen fertilizer.

Ivanka Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos call on girls to pursue STEM careers, the Associated Press reports.

Some science companies will be taking part in next month's March for Science, Fortune reports.

In Genome Research this week: longitudinal study of Burkholderia cenocepacia isolates from cystic fibrosis patients, long-read assembly approach, and more.

Shale oil companies are turning to DNA sequencing to find spots to drill, Reuters reports.