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BASF and Oryzon Genomics Ink Research Pact for Plant Pathogen Safety

NEW YORK, April 7 (GenomeWeb News) - Agrichemical giant BASF and Oryzon Genomics, a spinoff of the University of Barcelona plan o co-develop technologies for use in assuring plant pathogen safety, or phytosanitation, the firms said today.


The collaboration will give Germany-based BASF access to Oryzon Genomics products, including custom DNA chips and related bioinformatics.


Financial details were not disclosed.

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Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says

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