NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Armed with a $500,000 National Institutes of Health grant, Texas A&M researchers are mapping the genes that control heat tolerance in cowpeas, the university said today.

The project aims to develop SNP markers to allow for the efficient manipulation of heat and drought tolerance in cowpeas and related species. The researchers will use DNA sequencing technology to map and ultimately clone genes in cowpeas, also called black-eyed peas.

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In PLOS this week: phylogenetic study of hepatitis E viruses in Swedish moose, recombination sites in the honeybee genome, and more.

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This online seminar will review case studies demonstrating the clinical utility of CTCs and cfDNA to define and characterize a variety of dynamic genomic changes throughout the course of cancer detection and treatment.