As part of a five-year, $40 million project to develop petroleum alternatives, the National Center for Genome Resources will sequence plants and trees being considered for use as biomass-based fuel for the aviation industry.

The US Department of Agriculture awarded the $40 million grant to Washington State University, which is part of the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, a consortium of scientists from universities, government laboratories, research institutes, and private industry.

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In PNAS this week: human cytomegalovirus diversity, patterns of homologous recombination in E. coli, and more.

US lawmakers are considering eliminating the medical devices tax that is part of the Affordable Care Act.

Two research teams in China home in on a gene that gives rice a long, slender shape.

Marcia McNutt, the editor-in-chief of Science, has been nominated to become president of the US National Academy of Sciences.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.