Kansas State University's Barbara Valent outlined genomics research underway to combat a fungal pathogen with the potential to seriously compromise wheat production.
At the PAG conference, researchers said they are sequencing 100 tomato genomes in 100 days using Oxford Nanopore's PromethIon and a pipeline for maximizing SV diversity.
At the Plant and Animal Genome conference, a researchers discussed the prospect of doing pan-genome studies in barley despite the plant's genomic complexity.
At the Plant and Animal Genome conference, Daniel Promislow provided details on the longitudinal, open science effort, which is preparing to study up to 10,000 pet dogs.
Along with sequencing and resequencing on orphan crop plants, the team is providing professional development to spur genomics-assisted plant breeding in Africa.
An Australian team used Pacific Biosciences long reads, 10X Genomics linked reads, and Bionano Genomics mapping to assemble a desert dingo genome de novo.
At the Plant and Animal Genomes conference, a Cold Spring Harbor Lab researcher provided information on an upcoming study of maize regulatory elements.
DoE scientists said the data could be used to link DNA variations to phenotypes in the trees, and could even be useful for Cancer Moonshot researchers.
This year's Plant and Animal Genome meeting featured its first rhinoceros-centered session, including information on genome sequences for four rhino species.
In the quest for better coffee crops, researchers are using genomics to profile a coffee-damaging pest called the coffee berry borer and actual coffee plants.
Gene editing could be an issue competitive sports need to address soon, four researchers from Arizona State University write at Slate.
A genetic alteration appears to increase heart failure risk among people of African descent, according to the Washington Post.
In his look back at the past decade, BuzzFeed News' Peter Aldhous writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing has led to "Facebook for genes."
In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.