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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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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.