China's BGI and Oregon State University are collaborating to sequence the genomes and transcriptomes of nine Phytophthora plant pathogens, the partners said this week.

The collaboration is part of a larger project between BGI and the Phytophthora Genus Sequencing Consortium, which aims to de novo sequence the genomes and analyze the transcriptomes of all known Phytophthora species, a total of about 150 genomes and 300 transcriptomes.

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Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

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