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Some Big Trees

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: signals of natural selection among Indigenous populations of North America, population and social structures of several European Stone Age burial sites, and more.

Researchers assembled a near chromosome-level genome for the cultivated octoploid strawberry, uncovering the plant's diploid progenitors and sub-genome interactions.

Gizmodo reports that researchers have linked a genetic variant to the screw-like tail of bulldogs and some terriers.

There are some deep divisions between the three main databases, some due to competitive pressures and others because of the nature of metabolomics.

Dual Challenges

The Washington Post reports on uncertainties facing gene-edited livestock endeavors.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.

The two papers published today in Science and Cell have implications for both forensics and genetic research.

The program was established to support the development and dissemination of functional genomic tools and techniques for genome manipulation in model organisms.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.