The projects are focused on the impact of microbe communities on soil nutrient cycling, and the relationship between gene function and beneficial plant traits.
Researchers focused on using existing computational methods to fill in gaps in the human microbiome without reference genomes.
Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.
The fastest US supercomputer has dropped to fourth place in global rankings, Technology Review reports.
President Donald Trump's budget blueprint includes a nearly 20 percent cut for the National Institutes of Health.
DoE scientists said the data could be used to link DNA variations to phenotypes in the trees, and could even be useful for Cancer Moonshot researchers.
The Department of Energy has announced a new scientific integrity policy, the Verge reports.
The collaborators aim to build an artificial intelligence network that will support Vice President Joe Biden's Cancer Moonshot initiative.
US Department of Energy supercomputers will help power the Cancer Moonshot initiative, Stat News reports.
The partners have planned a three-year pilot and selected three NCI projects to benefit from supercomputers and expertise offered by four DOE labs.
The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.
The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.
News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.
In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.