In Brief This Week: Bio-Rad; Douglas Scientific; Applied DNA Sciences; and More | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Bio-Rad Laboratories announced this week that it has joined the Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain established in 2015 by IBM Research and Mars. The consortium uses genomics and informatics to test food and detect hazards in the food supply. Bio-Rad will contribute its expertise in chromogenic and molecular tests for food pathogens and food quality indicators.

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