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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.

Researchers showed, retrospectively, that using a cutoff of 16 circulating DNA mutations they could identify patients who were more likely to respond to immunotherapy.

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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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.