SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb Daily News) – Researchers at the Plant and Animal Genome meeting here provided updates on crop genome sequencing, resequencing, and other projects, many of which were aimed at providing resources to breeders.

In particular, researchers focused on plants of nutritional or industrial importance and traits like carotenoid levels, oil production, and disease resistance that could enhance that could be harnessed to improve the value of those crops.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.