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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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.