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In PNAS this week: influence of DNA architecture on genome editing, within-host HIV evolution, and more.

Summer Genomics

A program at Simon Fraser University hopes to expose Indigenous students to genomics, according to the Vancouver Sun.

Atlantic salmon

An international team explored the evolutionary history of salmonid fish using a new, high-quality genome sequence for the Atlantic salmon.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genome British Columbia and the Canadian government have funded four new research projects seeking to develop genomics-related technologies for a range of applications.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genome British Columbia and Genome Canada today announced nearly C$4.3million (US$4.3 million) in funding for the development of genomic diagnostics aimed at forest disease.

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The algorithm, which was developed in collaboration with researchers in the Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems groups at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, will allow Kinexus to do high-resolution mapping of an estimated 25 million kinase-substrate interactions, said a company official.

Researchers are refining a tool to predict a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to the Guardian.

According to Stat News, the partial government shutdown in the US could soon affect the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to review new drugs.

CNN reports that people's genes tend to have a greater influence on their risk of developing disease than their environment, but it varies by phenotype.

In PNAS this week: gypsy moth genome sequenced, phylogenomic analysis of Polyneopterans, and more.