NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Canadian government through Genome British Columbia and several other organizations will grant C$8.8 million ($8.2 million) for genomics research that will support the BC Bioenergy Strategy, which calls for increasing production of renewable biofuels in ways that do not compete with food supplies, Genome BC said.

These grants to researchers at The University of British Columbia will focus on using genomics in programs aimed at developing trees for use as biofuel.

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Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

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NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.

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