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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Plant genomics firm Evogene plans to go public in the US with an initial public offering of up to $60 million.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Plant genomics company Evogene today announced an extension of its deal with Syngenta aimed at developing soybeans resistant to a plant parasite nematode.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An initiative including partners in the US, Australia, and India has launched to develop climate-resilient varieties of two of the "big three" primary crops using genomic technologies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The sequence and assembly of two spruce genomes, published in Nature and Bioinformatics yesterday, offer insight into gymnosperm biology and evolution.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute has funded six new initiatives to develop technologies that will help JGI and its users conduct their research efforts into microbiology, metagenomics, and plant genomics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international team led by investigators in Mexico and the US has sequenced the genome of the carnivorous bladderwort plant, Utricularia gibba.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Eurofins MWG Operon and Queen Mary, University of London have inked an agreement to cooperate in studying the genome of the ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior), with the goal of learning more about resistance to a widespread fungal tree disease.

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) – UK researchers will use £2.4 million ($3.6 million) in new funding to conduct genome sequencing and analysis to understand how a "devastating fungus" attacks ash trees and how some trees resist those attacks, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council s

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Europe has launched a new funding call that will fuel new plant genomics and molecular biology research with an expected €20 million ($25.7 million), with the aim of backing international research consortia to address major agricultural and climate-related problems.

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According to New Scientist, GEDmatch changed its terms and conditions over the weekend to opt its users out of law enforcement searches.

The Atlantic looks into time spent pursuing gene leads generated through candidate gene studies.

A twin study uncovers evidence that genes may influence whether someone gets a dog, Martha Stewart reports.

In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.