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A Chinese team takes a look at genome sequences for hundreds of wild or cultivated peach accessions to explore domestication-related changes in the plant's traits and search for potential markers to further improve Prunus persica. After sequencing 215 improved peach cultivars, 213 landraces, and 52 wild relative plants, the researchers identified nearly 5 million high-quality SNPs, including new and known quantitative trait loci.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

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