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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.

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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The researchers successfully amplified DNA from the "worm" in a bottle of mezcal by sampling straight from the alcohol and leaving the organism untouched.

The study aims to find biomarkers that will help produce more marketable pigs.

Genome Atlantic will work with industry to develop a fish that avoids developmental problems.

Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.