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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DuPont and Evogene announced Monday that they will collaborate on research aimed at improving resistance to soybean rust.

The US Department of Agriculture today announced the awarding of 29 grants totaling $46 million for the development of science-based tools to address the needs of America's specialty crops.

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.

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Nebula Genomics will be auctioning George Church's genome as a nonfungible token, according to The Scientist.

Anthony Gregg, the outgoing president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, has resigned after using racially insensitive language. 

Facebook has developed an artificial intelligence approach to predict how drugs interact in cells, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: adaptations among high-altitude Mycobacterium tuberculosis, response of multiple myeloma cells to chemotherapy-induced stress, and more.