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Bacteria living inside human, chimp, gorilla, and monkey lice appear to have evolved alongside the parasitic pests.

Researchers analyzed cytosine methylation profiles for 34 angiosperm plants, considering methylation levels and distribution across flowering plant families.

A new paper presents findings from the International Peanut Genome Initiative's efforts to sequence the diploid plants Arachis duranensis and A. ipaensis.

Interviews with some of the leading academics in the field of crop research revealed a preference for NGS and genotyping-by-sequencing, in particular.

According to the researchers, the study is the first time that the CRISPR/Cas9 system was used to edit the genome of a tree species.

Metagenomic tools are shedding light on how microbes survive in and contribute to environments ranging from wetlands to natural oil seepage sites, according to presentations at this year's ABRF meeting.

The NIH award funds a database that catalogs genomic information of clinically, economically, and scientifically important eukaryotic pathogens.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Agency for International Development has provided $4.98 million in funding for a project aimed at "sustainable intensification of sorghum production."

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A group of research institutes in Georgia have won a contract of up to $19.4 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to use a systems biology-based approach to studying how host-pathogen interactions are involved in malaria.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international team led by investigators at China's Nanjing Agricultural University announced today that it has finished sequencing a draft version of the pear genome and is making data from the effort available to other researchers online.

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Polygamy amplified a rare genetic disease in area near Arizona-Utah border, BBC Future reports.

Genetic ancestry testing led one woman to learn that her father and another baby boy had been switched at birth, the Washington Post reports.

Simple de-identification methods can protect information in a database from attackers, a new study suggests.

In Science this week: approach to visualize chromatin structure in nuclei, and more.