The company develops microarray-based pathogen detection products based on a proprietary genotyping technology.
The firm aims to commercialize its platform for infectious disease testing in the US by mid to late 2019, and continues to explore additional financing options.
The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service will use the company's 3M Molecular Detection System for pathogen detection.
A search for genetic contributors to flood-tolerant rice led to a distinct version of the gibberellin biosynthesis gene SD1.
The government says it is using DNA testing as part of efforts to reunite families by court-ordered deadlines, but it will not reveal which lab is performing testing.
HHS may already be administering DNA testing to migrant families, but the agency has provided little information about how testing is being implemented.
Most modern American dogs share little to no ancestry with the native, pre-European contact American dogs, but a transmissible cancer is closely related.
Researchers sequenced mitochondrial and/or nuclear genomes for dozens of wild and domestic ancient goats to explore domestication and selection patterns.
The findings support the neural crest hypothesis of domestication, which says common changes seen in domesticated animals are due to developmental alterations.
The multi-year cow genomics project aims to improve genetic selection and identify functional elements in the cow's genome.
As part of the collaboration, Texas A&M veterinarians will send canine urine samples to LexaGene for testing on its LX6 pathogen detection instrument.
Formerly known as NetBio, the firm is now the first to gain approval under the new standards of the Rapid DNA Act of 2017.
The Virginia-based firm's genetic genealogy service for forensics played a central role in a recent arrest in a 30-year-old double homicide case.
Pilot participants have access to a version of Clear Labs' sequencing and analysis platform that is designed for high-volume food safety and quality testing.
Critics worry that without appropriate safeguards, DNA phenotyping will lead to discrimination while supporters see it as a tool to help investigate crimes.
The VISAGE consortium's efforts coincide with a push in Germany to allow DNA phenotyping and biogeographical ancestry testing in criminal investigations.
Based on genome data for 3,010 Asian rice accessions, researchers retraced the domestication history and diversity of Xian/Indica and Geng/Japonica rice.
The deal is the first for Hong Kong-based Prenetics and marks its foray into the consumer genomics space.
The award expands an existing collaboration between the firms for automated organism design.
An international team of researchers reported that the coronavirus is similar to viruses found in horseshoe bats, a known reservoir of the SARS coronavirus.
The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.
The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.
Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.
In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.