wheat genome sequenced
wheat genome sequenced
wheat genome sequenced

The genome of bread wheat, six times the size of the human genome and full of repeats, has been sequenced by a small group of researchers. By using new techniques, six researchers outpaced a giant consortium that has been working on this for more than a decade. Not only is this important news for future studies to improve the plant on which so many people rely for food, for instance to make it resistant to climate changes, it also holds the promise that sequencing of genomes of other organisms will become faster and within reach of many smaller research groups.

Read the full story: https://www.nature.com/news/small-group-scoops-international-effort-to-sequence-huge-wheat-genome-1.22924

Scientific publication: https://academic.oup.com/gigascience/article/6/11/1/4561661