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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Evogene and Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group today announced a collaboration to improve key rice traits.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international team of researchers looking into genomic patterns in wheat has developed a map of genetic variability and unearthed alleles that were subject to selection, according

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Crop biotechnology firm AgBiome today said it has raised $14.5 million in a Series A financing round.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK and India governments each plan to use up to £5 million ($7.8 million) to fund research projects that use genomics and bioinformatics technologies to improve the breeding of crops that are important to future food security.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Some plants, especially angiosperms, have monstrously large genomes, posing a unique set of problems for which researchers conducting plant genomic studies have developed a number of clever solutions.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An effort to characterize epigenetic patterns and their interactions with underlying genetic profiles in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana highlights the epigenetic variation present in plant populations.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A US-Indian initiative to use molecular methods to improve pigeonpea breeding has been launched.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Members of an international consortium have sequenced a draft version of the chickpea genome, making chickpea, or Cicer arietinum, the third crop legume plant to have its genome unraveled and published so far.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Feed the Future. Dairy Genetics East Africa. Illumina's Agricultural Greater Good Initiative.

SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb News) – Members of the Next Generation Cassava Breeding project are gearing up to implement genomic selection in cassava breeding in sub-Saharan Africa — a strategy that's expected to help breeders of the staple crop develop new cassava varieties more quickly.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.