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Research teams and commercial firms are increasingly using genome editing to address farm animal health and welfare, from viral resistance to physical traits.

The DNA foundries have been funded through an £18 million ($23.5 million) investment from the BBSRC and should all be fully operational by next year.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Through a phylogenetic analysis, researchers in the UK have traced the origin of human cases of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphyloccosus aureus to strains circulating in cow

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a set of papers appearing in Nature, the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science online, GigaScience, and other BioMed Central journals today, investigators outlined findings from the newly sequenced pig genome and related researc

Illumina has appointed Rebecca Chambers to senior director of investor relations. She joins the company from Myriad Genetics, where she was director of relations and corporate communications.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investigators at the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh and the Institute for Animal Health in Pirbright, England have received a £600,000 ($950,000) grant from the UK government to study genes that may enable some poultry to resist fowl typhoid.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI and the University of Edinburgh will partner in an effort aimed at enhancing the university's genomics and bioinformatics activities in biomedical research and livestock studies, BGI said today.

Under a recent £23 million ($35.7 million) grant from the UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh will focus on sequencing farm animals and the pathogens that target them.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council will invest £19 million ($29.8 million) in the Genome Analysis Center at the Norwich Research Park in the UK as part of a broader, five-year £250 million ($392 million) investment in the biosciences.

A pair of studies that used Illumina's EquineSNP50 BeadChip to investigate inbreeding in Thoroughbred horses and SNP misplacement in the horse genome map has been published in the June issue of Animal Genetics.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.