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Genome Alberta said yesterday that it plans to use C$20.6 million (US$20.3 million) to apply genomics to study cow and pig traits in order to enhance the animals' livestock potential.

The funding will support projects seeking to boost disease resistance and enhance growth factors in Asian Seabass, Mozambique tilapia, and in rice plants.

The researchers used an Illumina sequencing platform for the project, which they said is the first time an animal genome project has been carried out entirely in Australia.

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CBS This Morning highlights recent Medicare fraud involving offers of genetic testing.

Researchers find that many cancer drugs in development don't work quite how their developers thought they did, as Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Mariya Gabriel, a Bulgarian politician, is to be the next European Union research commissioner, according to Science.

In Science this week: a survey indicates that US adults are more likely to support the agricultural use of gene drives if they target non-native species and if they are limited, and more.