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The Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium has sequenced and analyzed the genome of a doubled monoploid potato, using this genome to help map sequence reads for a heterozygous diploid potato line.

Virginia Tech's bioinformatics institute wins $1 million grant from the NSF to develop a systems bio database for studying plant adaptability.

Biotique will provide its expertise and its Titan solution for next-generation sequencing management, biomarker analysis, and genotype to phenotype association, while DuPont's Pioneer Hi-Bred business will apply the platform to agricultural research.

The E. grandis genome sequencing has been completed and it will be published next year.

The Early Career grant to a Joint Genome Institute researcher will fund a study of how wetland microbial communities may affect carbon sequestration.

The University of Florida, Gainesville has won a $5.4 million USDA/DOE grant to develop sweet sorghum varieties as a biofuel crop and a source for new bioplastics.

By sequencing the genome of the spikemoss Selaginella moellendorffii and comparing it to several other sequenced plant genomes, researchers have identified genetic patterns that correspond to different stages of plant evolution.

By sequencing and comparing the genomes of the fungal species behind poplar leaf rust and wheat and barley stem rust, researchers are learning more about the genetic strategies that the fungi use to invade and exploit their plant hosts.

Genome Canada has granted $61 million in new competitive awards for livestock, forests, and human health, just as the government plans $65 million in 2011 funding for the Canadian non-profit.

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Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.