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Edmonton-based Delta Genomics Centre becomes Neogen's fifth animal genomics laboratory, joining ones in Australia, Brazil, Scotland, and the US.

The lab is a major genetic testing supplier to all 27 of Australia's major beef cattle associations, and provides services for other farm animals.

The transaction is expected to boost Neogen's presence in Brazil, allowing it to leverage Deoxi's relationships with customers in that country.

The test is based on isothermal amplification and detects L. monocytogenes in about 10 minutes after sample processing.

Under the agreement, customers will be able to purchase GeneSeek Genomic Profiler SNP arrays from Illumina, initially for genotyping cattle, pigs, and horses.

Illumina has become the dominant player in the cattle genotyping field, while array vendors are beginning to envision a future where every animal is genotyped at birth.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Merck Animal Health will market Neogen's genomic tests for assessing the genetic potential of replacement dairy heifers under an agreement announced today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The International Brangus Breeders Association said on Thursday it has selected GeneSeek to provide genomic profiling services.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – VHLGenetics today announced a deal to resell GeneSeek's genomic tests for profiling farm animals, such as cattle, horses, and pigs.

This story was originally posted on Jan. 24
Agrigenomics services company GeneSeek discussed several new SNP chips at its workshop at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference, which was held last week in San Diego.

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Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.

A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.

Vox writes that lab mishaps involving pathogens are quite common.

In Genome Biology this week: analysis of wild and cultivated peach genomes, Hi-C-based pipeline for assembling microbial genomes from metagenomic data, and more.