Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

KeyGene Licenses Sequence-Based Genotyping Tech to University of Wisconsin

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – KeyGene announced today that it has licensed its proprietary sequence-based genotyping (SBG) technology to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The technology allows for genome-wide SNP discovery and genotyping in large populations of organisms in a single experiment. Under the terms of the deal, UW-Madison will be able to offer SBG services in all species to its research collaborators and clients worldwide. Additional terms were not disclosed.

The UW Biotechnology Center will "offer services under KeyGene’s SBG patents to its partners and collaborators to advance our understanding of genetic variation in crops, animals, and model species," Joshua Hyman, director of the center's DNA sequencing facility, said in a statement.

KeyGene has licensed the SBG technology to a number of organizations including the University of Minnesota, LGC, Bayer, and Floragenex.

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.