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

The New York-based multinational investment company will acquire Ancestry from current stakeholders Silver Lake, Spectrum Equity, Permira, and others.

The firm added $50 million from Casdin Capital, Danaher Life Sciences, and Agilent Technologies to its $38.5M Series B round announced in May 2019.

The research network said in a statement that precision breeding techniques are needed to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Cities and start-ups are pushing to incorporate SARS-CoV-2 wastewater monitoring into pandemic responses even as basic science researchers scramble to hammer out methods.

Tropic Bio will use its GEiGS (Gene Editing induced Gene Silencing) platform to develop desirable agricultural traits in BASF's strategic crop varieties.

A new analysis suggests warming, not the arrival of humans, led to the extinction of the woolly rhinoceros thousands of years ago, the Economist reports.

Chinese health officials uncovered SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA on imported frozen food, but the New York Times reports catching COVID-19 that way would be unlikely.

The UK has ordered 60 million coronavirus vaccine doses from Novavax and 30 million doses from Janssen, according to the Guardian.

In Science this week: machine learning model predicts whether ion channel mutations will cause disease, and more.