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The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has amassed a team to spot DNA orders that could be used in bioweapons, Bloomberg reports.

The SurfaceChIP-seq method enables inputs down to 30 cells as well as the ability to analyze multiple histone modifications in parallel.

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In PNAS this week: genes selected for in potato domestication, method sequencing and haplotyping analysis on single cells, and more.

The grants were made as part of the NSF's Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools — or EDGE — program.

Using this technology, scientists were able to visualize BRCA1 protein interaction in a near-native environment and gain insight into its mechanics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Department of Agriculture launched four research programs last month with an RNAi component, including ones related to the effect of climate change on disease-carrying insects, and pest-resistance and fungal contamination in plants.

WASHINGTON, DC (GenomeWeb) – At a conference held here this week to address health disparities in genomic medicine, researchers presented their findings on how minorities viewed the use of genomic tests and whether their knowledge about receiving such testing during the course of cancer treatment

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A parasitic strangleweed plant called dodder routinely swaps protein-coding transcripts with its host plants, according to a study published online today in Science.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A research team at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University have received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to develop microfluidic tools for studying interactions between proteins and DNA in living

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – US funding agencies may have awarded millions of dollars in duplicate grants, according to an analysis by Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researchers presented as a peer-reviewed comment

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John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.