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In PLOS this week: gene expression catalog for sheep, viral diversity among respiratory samples from camels, and more.

A team of Australian researchers reconstructed 7,280 bacterial and 623 archaeal genomes from publicly availably metagenomic data.

The researchers identified proteins that the starfish emit when aggregating to reproduce, and could be used to create synthetic chemicals to help capture and eradicate the pest. 

Researchers described the development and testing of layered double hydroxide nanosheets as carriers for RNAi molecules in agriculture.

Researchers at Children's National Health System, Illumina, and the University of Queensland found that exome sequencing solved 42 percent of unresolved cases.

The funding will support the creation of a genomics research consortium of Australian academic and government research organizations.

Researchers from the University of Queensland reported that many independent loci contribute to genetic differences in height and body mass index across European populations.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, a Chinese-led team presented findings from a genome sequencing study of the cultivated cotton plant Gossypium arboreum, which is believed to

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies said today that it plans to collaborate with the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research in Brisbane, Australia in an exome sequencing study of oral cancer patients.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.