By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new $40 million effort conducted by partners at The University of California, Davis, Life Technologies, and China's BGI will conduct genome sequencing and plant breeding research focused on important crops in Africa.

The consortium members so far have raised $7.5 million to fund the project, and are now seeking an additional $32.5 million by appealing to partners in the Clinton Global Initiative.

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Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies have offered to test families separated at the southern US border, but that raises ethical issues.

CNBC reports that confirming a positive result from 23andMe's BRCA health report can be expensive.

The New York Times reports on a project to develop a tree DNA database to uncover illegal logging.

In PLOS this week: links between gut microbiome and colorectal cancer mutations, targeted sequencing uncovers genetic susceptibilities to epilepsy in Koreans, and more.

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