ORNL

Plant Tolerance

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers examine the genetics of crassulacean acid metabolism to find genes involved in drought resistance, the Independent reports.

DoE scientists said the data could be used to link DNA variations to phenotypes in the trees, and could even be useful for Cancer Moonshot researchers.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Department of Energy plans to fund its three Bioenergy Research Centers, which pursue a range of genomic and systems biology research projects for biofuel development, with $375 million over the next five years, DOE said on Thursday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Orthologs of the same gene pair seem to spur mercury methylation across a range of bacterial and archaeal species, according to a study published online today in Science.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a paper appearing online today in Science, researchers from the University of California at Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory described the slew of microbes that the

A group of researchers from Oak Ridge National Lab and Yale University is developing a method for creating virtual pores that can immobilize very small objects in an aqueous system — an approach that they hope can eventually be applied in the third-generation sequencing realm.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – AB Sciex has licensed to Prosolia a portfolio of new sample introduction and ionization methods based on a liquid microjunction surface sampling approach.

Bioinformatics

HINXTON, UK--The implications of the speedup of various genome projects was well reflected in this year’s Genome-Based Gene Structure Determination symposium, held June 1-2 on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus

Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.