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.

Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.