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With hundreds of bacterial genome sequences, researchers characterized horizontal gene transfer hotspots contributing to genome evolution and diversification.

Using data for thousands of African individuals, researchers retraced migrations by Bantu language groups and ties to other populations in Africa and beyond.

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Genome sequencing on Penicillim roqueforti, P. camemberti, and related fungi point to a role for horizontal gene transfer in fungal 'domestication' for cheese production.

Sequences from braconid wasps and the viruses they use to reproduce in moths and butterflies turned up in the genomes of non-host insects. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In a study appearing online today in Science, an international team led by investigators in the US and France described efforts to establish and start analyzing the coffee genome

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – French molecular diagnostics firm Theradiag announced Monday that its microRNA diagnostics subsidiary Prestizia has inked two deals to develop HIV/AIDS assays in collaboration with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).

Title: Chemical RNA Synthesis Method
Patent Number: 8,536,318
Filed: May 28, 2009
Lead Inventor: Francois Debart, French National Centre for Scientific Research

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology of Cambridge, Mass., has received US Patent No. 8,367,001, "Emissive sensors and devices incorporating these sensors." The patent claims sensors and methods for sensing analytes based on the sensors' luminescent properties.

Most random gene expression signatures are significantly associated with breast cancer outcome, according to a research team at Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Hitachi of Tokyo has received US Patent No.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.