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.

Five researchers are to share this year's Albany Medical Center Prize for their work on the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing tool, the AP reports.

Stat News reports on how white supremacists cope with surprising genetic ancestry testing results.

In Genome Research this week: sex-biased gene expression evolution in malaria mosquitos, method to find ancient selective sweeps, and more.

Iceland has nearly eliminated Down syndrome from its population, CBS News reports.