NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Synthetic Genomics and Archer Daniels Midland today announced a deal to commercialize Omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) from algae.

Typically found in fish and seafood products, DHA has been studied for the role it plays in brain, heart, and eye health. Extracting DHA directly from algae grown in fermentation tanks yields a "highly purified" form of DHA, which can be used as a dietary supplement for humans and in animal feed, the partners said.

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