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Agbio executives say gene editing will speed up breeding efforts, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The technology is based on engineered zinc finger DNA-binding proteins, which bind to specific functional domains to create transcription factors capable of activating or repressing target genes.

The funding will support support two alliances between industry and academia that are applying genomic technologies to agriculture and healthcare.

The deal expands the companies' ongoing collaboration, which began in mid-2015, to include additional natural product targets in crop protection and traits.

Critical Path will license Dow AgroScience's Plextein technology for multiplex detection of plant proteins using mass spectroscopy and provide it as a service.

The company will work with the Institute of Crop Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences to develop the technology into a rice genome-editing platform.

In the study, company researchers explored treating corn rootworms with RNAi molecules that would interfere with the viability of their offspring.

The companies will work together to discover and develop natural products for crop protection.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, an international team led by investigators at the National Institute on Aging presented findings from a meta-analysis of Parkinson's disease genome-wi

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Dow AgroSciences said today that Sigma-Aldrich will manufacture and supply zinc finger nuclease reagents for use with Dow AgroSciences' Exzact Precision Technology, a genome modification platform for plants.

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A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

In Genome Biology this week: peopling of the Sahara, epigenetic reprogramming analysis of liverwort, and more.