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The partners will work to identify bioactive metabolites from microbes native to Thailand that could work as fungicides to protect economically important crops.

Thailand's BIOTEC microarray lab has made progress since its inception two years ago, focusing on projects related to pathogen testing and agricultural research, but running an array lab in a developing country has its share of obstacles.

Nitsara Karoonuthaisiri, microarray lab director at Thailand's National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, spoke to BioArray News about the use of antibody arrays in food testing.

Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.