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The E. grandis genome sequencing has been completed and it will be published next year.

The Early Career grant to a Joint Genome Institute researcher will fund a study of how wetland microbial communities may affect carbon sequestration.

By sequencing the genome of the spikemoss Selaginella moellendorffii and comparing it to several other sequenced plant genomes, researchers have identified genetic patterns that correspond to different stages of plant evolution.

The team is employing two sequencing strategies: a metagenomics approach and amplicon sequencing of the 16S and 18S ribosomal RNA genes. In total, 30 to 40 trillion base pairs of sequence data will be generated from the 10,000 samples.

The Community Sequencing Program is receiving letters of intent for large-scale sequencing projects studying alternative fuels, carbon cycling, and other areas of interest to DOE.

By sequencing the genome of the phytoplankton Aureococcus anophagefferens and using metaproteomics to identify competing algal species, researchers have learned more about the genes that lend a competitive advantage to the species during brown tides.

JGI said its action follows the exponential increase of its sequence output in recent years. Just over the past year, the institute's sequencing output has leapt to 6 terabytes.

The US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute now uses a collection of next-gen sequencers from a variety of firms, following the phasing out of its Sanger machines.

Markowitz will continue to lead the Biological Data Management and Technology Center while serving as a member of JGI's senior management team, with responsibilities that include advising Director Eddy Rubin on issues concerning JGI's technology infrastructure, how it can best be used, and what new equipment will be needed in the future.

Researchers have sequenced a draft version of the Western clawed frog (Xenopus tropicalis) genome and started comparing the amphibian genome to those of humans and chickens.

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NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.