John Innes Centre

The method helps break up the genome by chromosome and reduces the complexity of identifying target genes, which is particularly useful for certain plant genomes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council will invest £19 million ($29.8 million) in the Genome Analysis Center at the Norwich Research Park in the UK as part of a broader, five-year £250 million ($392 million) investment in the biosciences.

The John Innes Centre will provide expertise to the Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre for research into agricultural and bioactive compounds.

A UK consortium will use the funds to study wheat variations that could be used to develop more sustainable, higher-yielding crops.

TraitTag was developed by researchers at the John Innes Centre to identify SNPs associated with positive traits in massive sets of plant genome data generated with Illumina's Genome Analyzer.

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Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

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