Biotools

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Spanish firms Biotools and 2B BlackBio today announced a licensing deal that allows Silanes Laboratories to develop and commercialize diagnostic kits based on their technologies.

The newly formed company will next year begin offering nutrigenomics services on arrays developed by BioTools' spinout BlackBio. The chips could appeal to food companies in India as well as laboratories offering food intolerance testing.

The Spanish research products firm has agreed with Kilpest to establish an India-based joint venture to supply the South Asian health and agriculture research communities.

The alliance provides Biotools with a distribution network in Italy.

The Spanish distributor Biotools will supply training in a collaboration with INGEMM.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.