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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Neogen today said that it has acquired animal genomics business Scidera Genomics for an undisclosed amount.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A team of researchers led by Wen Wang from the Chinese Academy of Sciences has generated a de novo genome sequence of the domestic goat, Capra hircus, by

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international team has sequenced two new bat genomes in the hopes of learning more about the mammal's unique biological features — from its ability to fly to its propensity for carrying potentially pathogenic viruses.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A giant panda genome re-sequencing study published online yesterday in Nature Genetics is offering new information on both the history and current state of panda pop

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study appearing online today in Nature, a Swedish team describes the genome sequencing approach that it used to study the genetics of speciation in two

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) today announced $1.7 million in funding for research into canine health including several projects with a genetic or genomic component.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Alterations in just one gene appear to be enough to influence the kinds of movements that horses and other vertebrate animals can muster, according to a study appearing online today in Nature.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health intends to support efforts to develop, use, and integrate new genetic, genomic, and proteomic tools based on the water frog Xenopus, a well-studied vertebrate model, under a new funding program.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A study online today in Science hints that the live, attenuated viruses used in some vaccines may be able to recombine in their hosts in rare cases, producing viruses that are once again able to cause infection.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Institute for Animal Health in Pirbright, UK has received a £680,000 ($1.1 million) grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council to sequence the genome of an insect that spreads viral diseases among livestock.

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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.