Applied Markets

News on genetics and genomics applications in the Ag-Bio, Veterinary, Forensics, Food Safety, and Environmental Testing markets.

As part of the collaboration, Texas A&M veterinarians will send canine urine samples to LexaGene for testing on its LX6 pathogen detection instrument.

Formerly known as NetBio, the firm is now the first to gain approval under the new standards of the Rapid DNA Act of 2017.

The Virginia-based firm's genetic genealogy service for forensics played a central role in a recent arrest in a 30-year-old double homicide case.

Pilot participants have access to a version of Clear Labs' sequencing and analysis platform that is designed for high-volume food safety and quality testing.

Critics worry that without appropriate safeguards, DNA phenotyping will lead to discrimination while supporters see it as a tool to help investigate crimes.

A draft bill released by the US House of Representatives appropriations committee would increase the 2019 National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent.

Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.

NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.

In Science this week: environmental DNA can help in studies of marine animals, and more.