NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DuPont Pioneer and Hexima today announced an alliance aimed at the transgenic protection and improved yields of crops such as soybean, cotton, rice, and corn.

Hexima is based in Australia and develops gene technologies to enhance the productivity of farmers.

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A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.