NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Department of Agriculture has granted $1 million to scientists at the University of California, Riverside to complete the sequencing and analysis of the barley genome, according to UCR.

Researchers at the university will use the two-year grant from the USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service to conduct the research using Illumina's Genome Analyzer 2G.

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.

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