Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Cold Spring Harbor, DuPont Extend Crop Plant Partnership

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and DuPont have renewed a collaboration focused on conducting genomics research aimed at boosting crop yields and enhancing food security.

The partners have renewed for another five years a partnership that began in 2007 that has and will continue to focus on the genetic basis of plant processes controlling growth, development, and yield, CSHL said today. terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

“Our collaboration has contributed to – and will continue to contribute to – increasing our understanding of the basic genetic mechanisms controlling plant growth and development which will contribute to global food security in the coming decades," DuPont Agricultural Biotechnology VP John Bedbrook said in a statement.

“We must leverage all the science and technology tools available, including this important collaboration with CSHL. Our collaboration has contributed to – and will continue to contribute to – increasing our understanding of the basic genetic mechanisms controlling plant growth and development which will contribute to global food security in the coming decades," Bedbrook added.

The Scan

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

A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups.

Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD

A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder.

MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus

A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus.

Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures

In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.