As the interest of ag-bio firms in RNAi and microRNA technologies heats up, crop sciences firm Syngenta has made an all-cash bid to acquire Devgen and its portfolio of RNAi-based crop-enhancement and -protection technologies.

According to Syngenta, it aims to buy all Devgen shares and warrants at a price of €16 ($20.70) per share, which represents a 70 premium on Devgen's stock on NYSE Euronext Brussels prior to the disclosure of the offer. The total value of the deal is estimated at around €400 million ($518 million).

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.

Jun
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This webinar will provide evidence for the use of RNA in situ hybridization (RNA ISH) as a replacement for immunohistochemistry (IHC) in cancer research and diagnostic applications.