Johne's disease

The team will employ reverse vaccinology coupled with high-throughput genomics approaches, such as RNA-seq, to deliver the new vaccines within four years.

Life Technologies said this week that it has signed an agreement with Copan Flock to provide an integrated, end-to-end system for DNA forensics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GeneThera announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Applied Genetics has signed a deal with the Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico to validate GeneThera's platform for Johne's disease.

GeneThera is currently negotiating formal licensing agreements with the Universita di Roma "Tor Vegata" and Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, which have jointly developed a potential liposome-based therapeutic for Johne's disease, an uncurable bacterial disease affecting the intestinal tract of livestock.

Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.