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FRANCIS Collins, director of the US National Human Genome Research Institute, and Craig Venter, president of Celera Genomics, seemed to put their bitter battle for the genomics limelight behind them last week when they held a joint news conference to celebrate the sequencing of the human genome.

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GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.

A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.

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In Science this week: approach to measure microRNA targeting efficiency, strategy to conduct high-throughput chemical screens at single-cell resolution, and more.