The $10 million initiative will include scientists from the University of California's campuses, as well as from governmental and nongovernmental organizations.
Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
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.
The Washington Post reports on uncertainties facing gene-edited livestock endeavors.
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.
Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.
A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.
Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.
In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.