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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.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.