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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.

The UCR researchers will conduct rice genome sequencing studies to discover how transposable elements may affect gene expression and possibly be involved in adaptation changes.

The John Innes Centre will provide expertise to the Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre for research into agricultural and bioactive compounds.

The Plant Genome Research Program will support 28 new genomics projects to generate knowledge for use in crop plant development.

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Researchers uncovered the HIV virus within a tissue sample collected in 1966, the Atlantic reports.

Nature News reports there are a handful of clinical trials underway to evaluate vaginal microbiome seeding of newborns born via caesarian section.

The Washington Post writes that humans may have contributed to the extinction of cave bears some 20,000 years ago.

In PLOS this week: gene variant may protect against trypanosomiasis, GLIS3 role in type 2 diabetes, and more.