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The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service will use the company's 3M Molecular Detection System for pathogen detection.

The multi-year cow genomics project aims to improve genetic selection and identify functional elements in the cow's genome.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

With FALCON-Phase, investigators used PacBio long reads and Hi-C data from Phase Genomics to assemble a haplotype-phased, diploid genome for a hybrid bull.

The US Department of Agriculture says it won't regulate genome-edited plants.

The Trump administration is considering choosing a non-scientist to oversee the USDA's Research, Education, and Economics division, Mashable reports.

Not the Same Strain

Genetic analysis finds that the bird flu strain found on a Tennessee chicken farm differs from one linked to multiple deaths in China, Reuters reports.

Increasingly, researchers are combining sequencing, mapping, and scaffolding technologies to generate more contiguous and accurate reference genomes. 

The grants are provided through the NSF's Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research program in partnership with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

The program is specifically geared toward graduate students from underrepresented and minority groups.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.