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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Some plants, especially angiosperms, have monstrously large genomes, posing a unique set of problems for which researchers conducting plant genomic studies have developed a number of clever solutions.

The average size of an angiosperm genome is about 6.2 gigabases, about twice the size of the human genome, Andrew Leitch, a professor of plant genetics at Queen Mary, University of London, noted, but the range of genome sizes is wide.

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Nature News reports the US National Institutes of Health is investing in studies of the long-term effects of COVID-19.

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In PLOS this week: loci linked to protection against tuberculosis, identification of loci associated with increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the aerodigestive tract, and more.

Mar
31
Sponsored by
MilliporeSigma

This webinar will outline the development and commercialization journey of a novel CRISPR-based SARS-CoV-2 test. 

Apr
21
Sponsored by
Mission Bio

This webinar, the first in a “Meet the Authors” series sponsored by Mission Bio, will discuss the application of single-cell analysis to decipher clonal evolution across several stages of disease development in myeloid malignancies.