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Common honeybee viruses were present at low levels in most wild-caught bees from Iowa, but did not produce obvious mortality changes in the non-honeybee species.

Interviews with some of the leading academics in the field of crop research revealed a preference for NGS and genotyping-by-sequencing, in particular.

Included in the funding is about $2.5 million specifically to develop tools and resources for animal breeding genetics and genomics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at the University of Delaware will lead a project funded with $3.9 million from the National Science Foundation to study how genes in one type of maize may influence the plant's resistance to diseases, and compare the genomes of many types of maize to bette

With the growing ubiquity of low-cost, high-throughput genotyping by sequencing, agricultural researchers can now generate high-quality data on their crops of interest like never before.

Andrew Morris has joined SQI Diagnostics' board of directors.

Monsanto this week announced that it has awarded an Iowa State University researcher a grant to develop an RNAi-based approach to control corn rootworm as part of a broader grant program supporting research into ways of controlling the agricultural pest.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cellectis today announced two licensing agreements with Iowa State University granting the Paris-based genome engineering firm the rights to use inventions related to TAL effector-nucleases and monomeric TALENs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health have awarded a $2 million grant under the Obama Administration's multi-agency 'Big Data' program to four universities to fund development of new technologies for analyzing genomic data.

Rosetta Green said this week that it has signed an agreement under which it licensed an undisclosed microRNA from Iowa State University for use in developing plants resistant to nematodes.
Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.