This Week in Nature

In Nature Biotechnology this week, two research groups present draft genomes of the cultivated Upland cotton, Gossypium hirsutum. In one study, a team of investigators sequenced the genome of the plant by integrating whole-genome shotgun reads, BAC-end sequences, and genotype-by-sequencing genetic maps. In the other report, researchers sequenced the G.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.