NeoGen

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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Neogen today said that it has acquired animal genomics business Scidera Genomics for an undisclosed amount.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.