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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.

SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb News) – Members of the 150 Tomato Genome ReSequencing Project have completed the sequencing stage of that study on tomato genetic variation and are now starting to dive into data analysis, Wageningen University's Gabr

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a paper that appeared online last week in Nature Communications, researchers led by BGI-Shenzen's Jun Wang presented their genome sequence and assembly of the Chi

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Commission has provided €9 million ($11.9 million) to fund a multinational project that will use DNA sequencing to identify traits in certain plants that enable them to better withstand drought.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A White House-appointed advisory council wants the federal government to boost its investments into agricultural research by an extra $700 million per year and to take steps to realign its funding to address several important scientific challenges.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Two Blades Foundation today announced a licensing agreement with Dupont Pioneer providing it access to 2Blades' TAL Code technology for commercial use in certain crop plants.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cornell University has raked in $25.2 million in funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom to lead an international team using genomic selection to improve cassava productivity, Cornell sai

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from the US, UK, and Germany have sequenced, assembled, and started to analyze an extensive set of genes for bread wheat, Triticum aestivum, en route to a full genome sequence for the plant.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international team led by investigators affiliated with centers in China, the US, and Denmark has produced a high-quality draft genome for watermelon, using the sequence as a jumping-off point for more extensive genomic and transcriptomic analyses of the plant.

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NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.