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.
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.