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First peanut genomes sequenced

The genome of the peanut, a staple food for millions in the developing world as well as an important cash crop, has been sequenced by a multinational consortium including researchers at the UC Davis Genome Center. The new peanut genome …
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New anthrax-killing virus from Africa is unusually large

From a zebra carcass on the plains of Namibia in Southern Africa, an international team of researchers has discovered a new, unusually large virus (or bacteriophage) that infects the bacterium that causes anthrax. The novel bacteriophage could eventually open up …
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Old is new: Inaugural symposium for Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics is holding a symposium next Tuesday, May 7, to mark its recent name change. Headline speakers are David Botstein, Anthony B. Evnin professor of genomics and director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute at Princeton …
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Solving genome puzzles without a picture

New genomics technique could help sequencing less-known species One of the most difficult problems in the field of genomics is assembling relatively short “reads” of DNA into complete chromosomes. In a new paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy …
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BGI President Yang: “Let’s collaborate” on century of life science

Big numbers — of DNA base pairs sequenced, numbers of genomes completed, volumes of data collected and dollars invested — were in the air Nov. 9 when Dr. Huanming (Henry) Yang, president and cofounder of BGI (formerly the Beijing Genomics …
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