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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Ginkgo Bioworks and Bayer said today that they have established a new agricultural biotechnology company focused on developing technologies and products for sustainable agriculture. 

The two firms together with venture capital firm Viking Global Investors will provide $100 million in series A funding to the new company. The deal is expected to close this fall.

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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.

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