Canine genetic testing company Embark Veterinary drew upon genetic data from almost 6,000 dogs of its customers for a study of blue eyes among dogs.
Genetic testing is increasingly being used by bull breeders to fetch the highest prices for the best bulls.
Metanome will perform metagenomics analyses on samples collected using Companion PBx's Dx Fingerprint kit, a product that highlights deficiencies in pets' GI health.
Life Technologies said this week that it has signed an agreement with Copan Flock to provide an integrated, end-to-end system for DNA forensics.
Qiagen will supply ESE-Quant Tube Scanners to national health authorities in 35 emerging countries in Africa, Asia, and South America under the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme in veterinary diseases.
Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.
DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.
As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.
In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.