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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.

Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.