Data presented at the Plant and Animal Genome conference points to genome-wide association study potential in bananas, despite the plant's genetic complexity.
Following from genetic studies of compulsive behavior in dogs, researchers have starting collecting behavioral information for dogs in the Darwin's Dogs project.
CSHL scientists described the work in a paper published online earlier this month and in a presentation this week at the annual Plant and Animal Genomes conference.
At the conference, the Broad Institute's David Jaffe presented a strategy for sequencing reference genomes from many different horses for an estimated price tag of around $25,000 apiece.
The researchers are starting to piece together clues to biology and genetic diversity of the koala, including an assessment of its immune gene repertoire.
In PLOS this week: RNA-seq, ChIP-seq to determine metformin response; array-based approach to detect protozoa in blood; and more.
Fast Company takes a look at startups in the nutrigenomic space that aim to offer personalized diet advice.
In a glamorous event, the Breakthrough Foundation gave out more than $25 million in prizes to researchers.
Immunotherapy might treat cancer, but it also appears to come with a risk of a number of side effects, the New York Times reports.