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The consolidation follows JGI's expectation this year that it will multiply the quantity of data it expects to generate through its sequencing of plant, microbe, fungal, and metagenomes.

The peach genome holds promise for developers of its Rosaceae cousins.

DOE's Biology programs in 2011 would land $322 million for a range of energy-related 'omics and other studies.

Researchers from the US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute, the J. Craig Venter Institute, the University of Heidelberg, the University of California, and elsewhere have sequenced the genome of Hydra magnipapillata, a freshwater cnidarian capable of asexual reproduction and tissue regeneration.

In a paper appearing online today in Nature, a team led by Purdue University, USDA, and US DOE researchers reports on the sequencing and analysis of the soybean genome.

Researchers involved in the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project reported on the first 56 microbial genomes to be sequenced and analyzed through that effort in Nature online today.

Using a combination of low-coverage Sanger paired-end and high-throughput 454 single and paired-end sequencing, a team of researchers led by the University of Arizona, the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, and 454 Life Sciences has completed a draft of the cassava genome.

The award will support a University of Arizona-led team in developing a database characterizing genome variation in cassava — a plant for which a draft genome sequence is now available.

JGI is in the process of hiring 20 new employees as the institute grapples with the growing amount of data it is generating through its sequencing activities.

American researchers have garnered genetic and metabolomic evidence suggesting transplantation can alter the gut microbiome.

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NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.