Keygene

KeyGene and its parent firm, KeyGene NV, were named as defendants in a NuGen Technologies suit seeking to invalidate two US patents.

The patent claims strategies for identifying optimal breeding combinations of crop plants or cattle within a breeding population.

The technology allows for genome-wide SNP discovery and genotyping in large populations of organisms in a single experiment.

The company also extended its existing licensing agreement with Genalice, signed in 2013, to improve plant DNA analysis.

The assembly of the agricultural pest Rhizoctonia solani genome was more contiguous and larger than previous short-read assemblies.

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

The deal allows Floragenex to extend its SBG service offerings to include double digest RAD-Seq in non-commercial and academic research across all species.

The companies began working together in 2012 to validate the read alignment and variant calling technology for use in plant genomics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – KeyGene today announced it has licensed its sequencing-based genotyping technology to the University of Edinburgh for research purposes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – KeyGene and Incotec today said they are intensifying their two-year old collaboration to develop SNP assays for additional crops.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.

CNBC reports that there are thousands of genetic tests available for consumers to chose between.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of ducks, whole-genome doubling among tumor samples, and more.