BIOTEC

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.

In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.