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Researchers have sequenced the genome of durum wheat, which is used to make pasta, Popular Science reports.

An international team of researchers generated a 10.45 gigabase assembly of the durum wheat genome. As they report in Nature Genetics, the researchers found that the durum wheat genome harbored multiple signatures linked with domestication and breeding.

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The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.