RICHMOND, Calif.--Acacia Biosciences and DuPont Agricultural Enterprise signed a profiling agreement to utilize Acacia's Genome Reporter Matrix, an assay-based computer modeling system that uses yeast as a miniature ecosystem, to aid in the selection and optimization of lead compounds for use in crop protection. Acacia will provide chemical and biological profiles on a class of DuPont's compounds with potential agricultural uses. The agreement is Acacia's fifth, and its second in agriculture.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.

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