Monsanto Pairwise Plants Raises $25M in Series A Financing, Signs Gene Editing Deal With Monsanto Pairwise, an agricultural startup using gene editing to address global food challenges, was cofounded by Feng Zhang, David Liu, and Keith Joung. Monsanto Inks Deal to Evaluate Two Pore Guys Nanopore Sensor System The system uses synthetic probes that bind to molecules of interest and then pass through solid-state nanopores, enabling detection of the target molecules. Monsanto Licenses ToolGen CRISPR Technology The agricultural company said it will use the licensed technology to develop improved and sustainable crops. NRGene Forges Collaborations With Illumina, Monsanto on Ag-Bio Tech Under the terms of the deals, Illumina and Monsanto will have access to NRGene's genome assembly and analysis technologies for ag-bio research projects. Monsanto Licenses CRISPR/Cpf1 From Broad Institute CRISPR/Cpf1 can serve as an alternative or even complementary genome editing technology to CRISPR/Cas9, which Monsanto has also licensed from the Broad. Oct 3, 2016 Monsanto Licenses Dow AgroSciences Gene-Editing Tech for Agricultural Use Sep 22, 2016 Monsanto Licenses CRISPR From Broad Institute for Ag-Bio Applications Sep 6, 2016 Monsanto, Second Genome to Partner on Potential Pest Control Proteins Jun 28, 2016 Monsanto Inks Gene Editing Tech Licensing Deals With TargetGene, Nomad Bioscience Apr 10, 2015 Monsanto Team Reports on Study of Environmental RNAi in Agricultural Pests Jan 8, 2015 Monsanto Advances Topical RNAi Pesticide Against Colorado Potato Beetle Premium Dec 11, 2014 Monsanto Animal Data Points to Safety of Consumed siRNAs, dsRNAs Premium Nov 11, 2014 USDA Clears RNAi-modified Potato, Alfalfa Premium Oct 9, 2014 Tekmira Hits Milestone in Monsanto Deal Premium Aug 28, 2014 Syngenta Inks Agricultural microRNA Collaboration with Nexgen Premium Jul 17, 2014 Monsanto, Collaborators Report Assay System for Environmental RNAi in Corn Pest Premium Jul 10, 2014 Tekmira Receives Milestone from Monsanto Premium Apr 10, 2014 Monsanto Forms Agricultural RNAi Delivery Company with MIT Researchers Premium Apr 3, 2014 Monsanto Study Finds Quick Degradation of dsRNA in Soil Premium Mar 27, 2014 For Monsanto, Variability in RNAi among Target Pests is Par for the Course Premium Jan 23, 2014 Monsanto Moves RNAi-based Pest-resistant Corn into Final Stage of Development Premium Jan 23, 2014 Tekmira Receives $14.5M Payment from Monsanto Premium Jan 16, 2014 Monsanto Options Tekmira Delivery Technology in Agriculture Premium Jan 2, 2014 Looking to RNAi, Ag-bio Field Faces Hurdles Similar to Those in Drug Development Premium Nov 21, 2013 Monsanto Using RNAi to Target Intracellular Trafficking Gene to Fight Corn Rootworm Premium Load More Breaking News SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.