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In Science this week: applying genome-editing technologies to crops, and more.

The FANTOM consortium generated an atlas of nearly 30,000 human long non-coding RNAs that suggests more than 19,000 of them are functional.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The University of Western Australia said yesterday it has officially launched a new research center at its campus in Perth that will pursue molecular, genomic, and cellular research aimed at understanding and improving plant energy use.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Australian Research Council has awarded A$26 million (US$23.2 million) to fund research programs at the Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (CoE PEB) at the University of Western Australia, in Perth, through 2020, the university said today.

Paired Ends: Ryan Lister

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Ryan Lister has been appointed to professor of computational biology at the University of Western Australia, where he will head his own research laboratory that will focus on using next-generation sequencing, genomic, biochemical, and computational techniques to

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies and the University of Western Australia today announced a collaboration to build what they say is the world's first plant protein monitoring database.

The university will use the donation to buy two high-capacity genome sequencers as well as associated robotic equipment for its genomics facility.

The company presented a panel of 13 biomarkers for the disease at last month's Human Proteome Organization annual meeting and is looking for partners and funding to develop it as a commercial diagnostic.

Beyond the SNP

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Genome-wide association studies have put forward a vast number of SNPs associated with disease. Once you have those SNPs, the search is on for the causal variant.

A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.