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.
Using Pacific Biosciences reads polished with short read and transcriptome sequences, researchers generated a de novo genome assembly for Castor canadensis.
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.
A Karmagenes researcher has lost his position after reportedly admitting to data fabrication, according to Retraction Watch.
Two neuroscientists write in Nature News that solving the "reproducibility crisis" in science may require changing the requirements for publication.
In Nature this week: genomic analysis of prehistoric New Mexicans, a nanopore method for mapping DNA methylation, and more.
A new study finds that adding missing good bacteria to the skin microbiome of atopic dermatitis patients decreases Staphylococcus aureus colonization.