BASF Computomics Sells Minority Stakes to BASF Venture Capital, Amathaon Capital The bioinformatics firm will use the unspecified funding to expand global activities to help agricultural customers fight climate change. DNA Script Exclusively Licenses Modified DNA Printing Technology From Baseclick The Paris-based company plans to use the nucleic acid modification technology to synthesize qPCR probes for use in diagnostics, among other biomolecules. Tropic Biosciences, BASF Partner to Use Gene Editing Tech for Crop Development Tropic Bio will use its GEiGS (Gene Editing induced Gene Silencing) platform to develop desirable agricultural traits in BASF's strategic crop varieties. Ontera, BASF Strike Agricultural Dx Development Deal Ontera, formerly called Two Pore Guys, was founded to develop a handheld molecular sensor based on proprietary solid-state nanopore technology. BASF Licenses CRISPR/Cas9 From Broad Institute for Ag-Bio, Industrial Microbe Applications The chemical conglomerate is the second firm to license CRISPR/Cas9 from the Broad after Monsanto. Aug 28, 2014 Syngenta Inks Agricultural microRNA Collaboration with Nexgen Premium Sep 12, 2013 Benitec Poised to Move HCV Drug into Clinic as Ag-bio Firms Oppose European Patents Premium May 16, 2013 IP Update: Recent Patents, Patent Applications Awarded to Santaris, Nitto Denko, BASF, and More Premium Apr 18, 2013 IP Update: Recent Patents, Patent Applications Awarded to Alnylam, Merck, BASF, and More Premium Jun 28, 2012 IP Watch: Roche, Sequenom, Rubicon, NetBio, Riken, DNAForm, Cepheid and More Win US Patents Premium Dec 2, 2010 Alnylam RNAi IP Upheld in European Opposition Proceedings Premium Mar 12, 2010 BBSRC Leads Public-Private $9M Agricultural Genetics Effort Dec 29, 2009 BASF Strikes Gene-Discovery Deal with South Korean University, Venture Firm Breaking News In Brief This Week: Veracyte, Danaher, Chembio Diagnostics, and More Decode Genetics Plasma Proteome Study Improves Understanding of Disease Pathogenesis Euformatics Gains CE-IVD Mark for OmnomicsNGS People in the News: New Appointments at SomaLogic, 23andMe, Pacific Biosciences, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: GenDx, Eurofins Technologies, Codex DNA, More Variant Identified in Amish Population Appears to Protect From Cardiovascular Disease The Scan Steps for Quick Review The US Food and Drug Administration is preparing for the quick review of drugs and vaccines for the Omicron variant, according to the Wall Street Journal. Moving Away From Using Term 'Race' A new analysis finds that geneticists are using the term "race" in their papers less than in years past, as Science reports. Point of the Program The Guardian writes that some scientists have called the design of a UK newborn sequencing program into question. Science Papers Present Multi-Omic Analysis of Lung Cells, Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation In Science this week: a multi-omic analysis of lung cells focuses on RIT1-regulated pathways, and more.