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A Japanese Kobe beef industry group is to begin using DNA testing to fight against fake Kobe beef, according to Kyodo News.

The UK-based genomic data compression software company has named startup Genique Lifesciences as its exclusive distributor in India.

In Nature this week: immunomagnetic method for sorting cells, cumulative effects of rare and common risk variants in schizophrenia, and more.

The company said its test is faster, more precise, and cheaper than the current gold standard Cepheid GeneXpert test.

In PLOS this week: genetic diversity of invasive Echium plantagineum, gene-miRNA interactions in abdominal aortic aneurysm, and more.

Among other projects, the partners plan to establish a large-scale tropical plant genomics R&D center and associated sequencing and bioinformatics infrastructure.

Get the latest news from 10x Genomics, Danaher, Paragon Genomics, CleanPlex, OpGen, Agilent Technologies, and Sysmex America for the week of 9/20/19.

Keep Them or Not?

NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.

BioStream will distribute the company's IsoCode and IsoLight products, which enable highly multiplexed protein measurements at the single-cell level.

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The University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna reflects at Science on the anniversary of the announcement of the birth of twin girls who underwent genome editing.

By studying its enamel proteome, researchers have found the ancient ape Gigantopithecus blacki belongs to a sister clade to that of orangutans.

Bloomberg Businessweek discusses genomics with BGI's Wang Jian.

In Science this week: researchers find transplanting the gut microbiome in mice affects physiology, and more.