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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Partners in the UK, the US, and India have pooled together £16 million ($25.5 million) to back a number of international projects that seek to use genomic and genetic research efforts, engineering, and field trials to increase the yield in important crop plants that se

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a set of papers appearing in Nature, the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science online, GigaScience, and other BioMed Central journals today, investigators outlined findings from the newly sequenced pig genome and related researc

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Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.