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In Nature Genetics this week, an international research team presents the fully assembled genome of modern durum wheat, a cereal grain primarily used for pasta production that evolved from domesticated emmer wheat. Genome-wide genetic diversity analyses of the assembly revealed changes imposed by thousands of years of empirical selection and breeding The researchers uncovered a gene encoding a metal transporter with a non-functional variant that causes high accumulation of cadmium in grain.

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New research shows that scientists need to do a better job of including a wider diversity of African genomes in their analyses, STAT says.

A new paper in Science shows that men are still winning a large majority of the most sought-after NIH grants.

Nature Research and the Estée Lauder Companies are awarding efforts to encourage girls to pursue careers in the STEM fields.

In Science this week: beneficial genetic variants inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, and more.