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The funding, provided in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, will support research applying genomics in agriculture and aquaculture.

The money is being provided under three Genome Canada funding competitions in partnership with the Canadian federal government and other groups.

In 2015, the iBOL project met its initial milestone of generating barcode sequences for 500,000 animal, plant, and fungal species.

Lower (Cow) Emissions

A Genome Canada-led project aims to cut down on methane released by cattle, Wired reports.

The Canadian government, along with various Canadian provinces and private sector partners, have committed C$17 million to the projects.

The country's health minister said the research could help detect plant pests and mislabeled seafood, among other benefits.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – InstantLabs today announced an agreement with the University of Guelph to co-develop DNA-based tests to combat seafood species fraud, which is estimated to cost consumers and the food industry billions of dollars.

Genome Alberta said yesterday that it plans to use C$20.6 million (US$20.3 million) to apply genomics to study cow and pig traits in order to enhance the animals' livestock potential.

The project involves nine researchers at three universities who plan to produce a draft genome sequence for dry beans and to develop genetic markers for improved varieties of dry beans, especially disease-resistant beans.

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.

A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.