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Avesthagen gets Investment from Godrej Group

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (GenomeWeb News) - Indian industrial conglomerate Godrej group has made an investment in Bangalore-based bioinformatics firm Avestha Gengraine (Avesthagen), according to the Business Standard.


Godrej, which already has a presence in biotech through its Godrej Agrovet unit, did not disclose the size of the stake it took in Avesthagen.

The Scan

Back as Director

A court has reinstated Nicole Boivin as director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Science reports.

Research, But Implementation?

Francis Collins reflects on his years as the director of the US National Institutes of Health with NPR.

For the False Negatives

The Guardian writes that the UK Health Security Agency is considering legal action against the lab that reported thousands of false negative COVID-19 test results.

Genome Biology Papers Present Epigenetics Benchmarking Resource, Genomic Architecture Maps of Peanuts, More

In Genome Biology this week: DNA methylation data for seven reference cell lines, three-dimensional genome architecture maps of peanut lines, and more.