Bayer CropScience

The yet-to-be-named entity will draw on the partners' respective resources in synthetic biology and plant and agricultural products.

The two companies will use KeyGene's technology for the genetic analysis of field and vegetable crops.

A draft sequence of a diploid A cotton genome released yesterday will lay the groundwork for sequencing the tetraploid genome of widely cultivated cotton species.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Bayer CropScience today said that it is investing almost $1 billion in capital expenditures in the US between 2013 and 2016 to build up its R&D capabilities and expand its supply of crop protection brands.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Evogene today said that its collaboration with Bayer CropScience for wheat improvement has been amended to focus on novel genomic promoters from a prior focus on the discovery of additional genes and SNPs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Bayer CropScience has licensed Persephone, a genome browsing application developed by Ceres, an agricultural biotechnology and seed company.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bayer CropScience and Targenomix have inked a research collaboration agreement to use systems biology approaches to investigate metabolic and regulatory networks in plants.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bayer CropScience said today it has inked two agreements with Cellectis plant sciences that extend a partnership focused on modifying and editing plant genes and genomes to improve crops.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium will receive roughly €1 million ($1.4 million) from Bayer CropScience over the next six months to complete a wheat genome sequencing and mapping project.

While chemical proteomics has traditionally focused on pharmaceutical work, several recent collaborations suggest that the field is establishing a foothold within agricultural research, as well.

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Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.