BGI, ICRISAT Team Up on Crop Breeding Using NGS | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics today announced a memorandum of understanding to use next-generation sequencing to improve crop breeding.

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In PLOS this week: parent-of-origin effects, framework to uncover clinically important mutations from whole genome sequence data, and more.

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