NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A public-private collaborative project to sequence the genomes of 100,000 infectious microorganisms has been launched.

The University of California, Davis today announced the start of the project aimed at speeding the diagnosis of foodborne illnesses. Along with the university, Agilent Technologies and the US Food and Drug Administration are partners in the launch of the 100K Genome Project. Other collaborators include the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Department of Agriculture.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.