At 3.5 gigabases, the sunflower genome dwarfs that of maize, mouse, and even human. While its size is certainly an issue, researchers working to sequence the sunflower genome face even larger challenges.

Speaking at the seventh annual US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute User Meeting held in Walnut Creek, Calif., in March, the University of British Columbia's Loren Rieseberg discussed his group's efforts toward developing a reference genome for sunflower.

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Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

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