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The multi-year cow genomics project aims to improve genetic selection and identify functional elements in the cow's genome.

NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.

New tumor profiling papers stemming from prior clinical trials led to informative mutations in early-stage, ER+/HER2- breast cancer and lung squamous cell carcinoma.

Research teams and commercial firms are increasingly using genome editing to address farm animal health and welfare, from viral resistance to physical traits.

EBP Chair and UC Davis Professor Harris Lewin also said that he and his partners have organized a pilot study in the Amazon basin as a proof-of-concept project.

Along with sequencing and resequencing on orphan crop plants, the team is providing professional development to spur genomics-assisted plant breeding in Africa.

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Alison Van Eenennaam at UC Davis is turning to CRISPR to develop all-male cattle, according to Technology Review.

Researchers have tied mutations in a methanethiol oxidase-encoding gene to some cases of chronic bad breath.

The Global Virome Project proposes to discover all viruses capable of jumping between animals and humans, at an estimated cost of around $5 billion. 

Researchers compared microbes found by swabbing the International Space Station to swabs taken from houses and to the human microbiome.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.