Two Blades Foundation

The partners will investigate new sources of potato infections, including late blight and test new genes for their ability to confer disease resistance.

The money will be distributed to research groups studying the mechanisms by which three major agricultural plant systems resist infection by pathogens.

The arrangement covers Cellectis' TALEN technology and Two Blades' TAL effector code technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DuPont Pioneer and the Two Blades Foundation today announced a research collaboration to develop soybean varieties with greater resistance to Asian Soybean Rust.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Two Blades Foundation today announced a licensing agreement with Dupont Pioneer providing it access to 2Blades' TAL Code technology for commercial use in certain crop plants.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Two Blades Foundation and Monsanto today announced an expansion of their agreement to provide Monsanto additional TAL Code technologies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Two Blades Foundation today said it has completed a non-exclusive licensing agreement with KWS SAAT covering Two Blades' Transcription Activator Like effector code technology for genome engineering in certain crops.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific this week said that it has acquired Doe & Ingalls Management, a provider of production chemicals and customized supply chain services to the life sciences and microelectonic industries, for approximately $175 million in cash.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Two Blades Foundation said on Monday that it has licensed the TAL Code technology to Monsanto on a non-exclusive basis.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Two Blades Foundation has granted Syngenta access to its genome engineering technology for commercial uses in certain crop plants under an agreement announced late on Tuesday.

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Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.

A phylogenetic analysis indicates two venomous Australian spiders are more closely related than thought, the International Business Times reports.

In Science this week: CRISPR-based approach for recording cellular events, and more.

A new company says it will analyze customers' genes to find them a suitable date, though Smithsonian magazine says the science behind it might be shaky.