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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.

Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.