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Although the open chromatin regions account for less than 1 percent of the maize genome, they explain some 40 percent of phenotypic variance, the researchers reported.

The Plant Genome Research Program funding will support research focused on cellular activity and gene expression.

The Early Career Development Award will fund studies into gene expression controls in corn and aims to engage students in all aspects of lab research.

A majority of US tech-transfer offices said their main goals are to provide a service to faculty entrepreneurs and translate university research into commercial products — but much less so to maximize licensing revenue or provide research support, according to the survey.

What happens to scientific papers when certain journals are no longer published? Some scientists are trying to make sure they don't disappear forever.

A study in Microbiome finds that heavy drinkers have an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths.

Doctors and patients are still trying to figure out what role at-home genetic testing should play in healthcare, Newsweek says.

In Genome Research this week, mismatch repair deficiency in C. elegans, retracing transcriptions start site evolution in the human genome, and more.