Applied Markets

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

The two papers published today in Science and Cell have implications for both forensics and genetic research.

Canine genetic testing company Embark Veterinary drew upon genetic data from almost 6,000 dogs of its customers for a study of blue eyes among dogs.

The Belgian company also provided an update on its flagship PCR analysis software and outlined current and future business endeavors.

The firm's suite of tests, based on its Factorial system, produce cellular signatures offering clues to a compound's toxicity and the types of pathways it perturbs.

The company is marketing the panel, which runs on NanoString Technologies' nCounter System, to chemical and cosmetics firms as a replacement for animal models.