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By sequencing and comparing two marine microbes, Australian, American, and Turkish researchers have identified genomic markers related to marine microbe nutrient use.

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Francis Collins, Raynard Kington, Stephen Hall, Jeffrey Moore, Svilen Tzonev, Lee Hood, George Church

The ARRA funding will give JGI $13 million for technologies for its biofuels programs.

JGI expects to generate about a third of a terabase of sequence data for CSP 2010 projects, about half on 454's sequencing platform, the other half using Illumina's technology.

JGI will support genomic sequencing studies of organisms used in its biofuel and other programs.

The microbial genomes system has been updated with new metagenomic materials, samples, and functions.

Researchers sequenced the genomes of two marine picophytoplankton isolates collected in the North Atlantic and South Pacific — work expected to lay the groundwork for a more complete understanding of plant evolution.

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The firms will combine Innovative Biosensors' antibody technology with ProGenTech's Enture Lite platform to create a rapid diagnostic system.

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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.