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The chip will include coding SNPs identified by Medicinal Genomics using its Kannapedia cannabis genomic database, according to Eurofins.
The firms have developed a cannabis sequencing panel, called myBaits MGC Cannabis Panel, which they will be offering for sequencing service work.
The Jamaican Lion strain was sequenced and assembled with DASH funding, and will be published via "crypto-incentivized, blockchain-recorded peer review."
Going forward, the company will focus on its wholly owned subsidiary Medicinal Genomics Corporation, which conducts cannabis genetics research.
The SBIR Phase 1 award will go toward developing a test using immuno-PCR technology to detect toxins in medical marijuana.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Courtagen Life Sciences today said that it has acquired Medicinal Genomics, a Marblehead, Mass.-based firm that has sequenced the genome of Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica.
By Julia Karow
This article, originally published Jan. 17, has been updated with additional information from Courtagen.
Genetic cancer researcher Constance Griffin has passed away from pancreatic cancer.
Kevin McKernan has founded Medicinal Genomics and is also now serving as its CEO. Most recently, he was the head of R&D for Ion Torrent at Life Technologies.
The US Food and Drug Administration is to announce stricter standards for emergency authorizations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, reports the Washington Post.
The Associated Press reports Johnson & Johnson is starting a late-stage clinical trial of its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.
Bloomberg reports the budget of Operation Warp Speed is actually $18 billion, higher than the number typically cited.
In Genome Research this week: genomic analysis reveals role of super-spreaders in SARS-CoV-2, epigenetic drivers of cancer, and more.