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plant genomics

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.

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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Italy has held talks with vaccine developers to manufacture mRNA-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to the Financial Times.

The Associated Press reports US officials are removing restrictions on fetal tissue research that were added during the Trump Administration.

The Biden Administration is investing $1.7 billion to detect and monitor SARS-CoV-2 variants.

In PLOS this week: genome instability in Aicardi-Goutières Syndrome, introduction of SARS-CoV-2 to the Colombian Amazon, and more.