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Large Scale Biology, Novozymes Biotech Collaborate on Gene Improvement Research

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 29 - Large Scale Biology said today it is collaborating with Novozymes Biotech on gene improvement studies.


LSB will use its molecular evolution technology to study genes provided by Davis, Calif.-based Novozymes Biotech in an attempt to modify the properties of proteins.


Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

The Scan

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In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.