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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.

Just Boy Cattle

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.

Participants in the pilot will begin developing the capabilities required for the planned data commons, including making data transparent and interoperable.

The partners will work together to study the genomics of cannabis for medical and nutraceutical applications.

In PNAS this week: grape genomes give insight into domestication, columnar cacti classification, and more.

In PLOS this week: nasopharyngeal microbiota among young children, splice variant linked to oculocutaneous albinism in a dog breed, and more.

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A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.

US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.

According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.

In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.