ag-bio French Plant Breeding Firm Meiogenix Raises $13M in Series A Round The company is developing gene- and chromosome-editing technologies designed to accelerate plant biodiversity by mixing parental genomes during reproduction. Berkeley Lights Ramps up Partnerships With Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bayer Deals Premium The recent deals are changing the way the firm plans to make some cell and functional analysis workflows available to future customers. Novel CRISPR-Cas12a Orthologs Expand Gene Editing Toolkit for Plants Premium Researchers screened nine orthologs that had not been tried in plants before and identified six that possessed high editing activity in rice. ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR Patents to Korean Biotech Firm G+FLAS Life Sciences G+FLAS said it provides CRISPR-related research services, tools, and reagents and applies CRISPR technology to develop drugs and produce genome-edited plants. Swift Biosciences, LGC BioSearch Partner on Targeted Sequencing for Ag-Bio LGC will be Swift's worldwide partner for amplicon-based targeted sequencing assays for genotyping AgBio samples, including crop species and animals. Jan 29, 2020 Arbor Biosciences, Biosearch Technologies Ink Global Distribution Deal for Ag-Bio NGS Panels Oct 10, 2019 Ginkgo Bioworks Launches $350M Funding Vehicle for Spinoffs Aug 26, 2019 10x Genomics Showing 'Little Concern' for Patent Lawsuit Consequences, Customers Say Premium Jun 4, 2019 California Nanopore Firm Shifts Focus to Ag Market Premium May 24, 2019 Arev Brands International, Lighthouse Genomics Ink Cannabis Genotyping Agreement Jan 8, 2019 GreenLight Biosciences Raises $50M in Private Financing Round Dec 20, 2018 Bayer, HitGen Partner on Small Molecule Discovery for Crop Science Nov 13, 2018 Trace Genomics Raises $13M in Series A Financing Round Dec 14, 2017 Ginkgo Bioworks Raises $275M to Support Foundry, Bayer Ag Venture Sep 18, 2017 ExcitePCR Aims to Launch Two Versions of POC MDx Platform Over Next Two Years Premium Sep 14, 2017 Ginkgo Bioworks, Bayer to Invest $100M in New Agbio Company Feb 23, 2017 Ag-Bio Startup TL Biolabs Raises $4M Jan 4, 2017 Monsanto Licenses CRISPR/Cpf1 From Broad Institute Nov 3, 2016 Fungal Genome Assembled With Only Nanopore-Generated Reads Sep 28, 2016 Toyota Designs New Genotyping by Sequencing Technology Platform for Crop Research Premium Aug 16, 2016 BGI Opens Asia-Pacific Regional Office, Inks Agreements With Queensland Researchers Jun 28, 2016 Monsanto Inks Gene Editing Tech Licensing Deals With TargetGene, Nomad Bioscience Jan 19, 2016 Affymetrix Completes Planned Launch of Eureka Kit for Agrigenomics Customers Premium Dec 17, 2015 Canadian Research Team Wins C$7.3M to Develop New Vaccines for Cattle Premium Dec 3, 2015 Novogene, International Center for Tropical Agriculture Partner to Construct Cassava Pan-Genome Load More Breaking News In Ongoing False Advertising Suit, Judge Allows Natera Counterclaims Against Guardant Health Centogene Strikes Rare Disease Target Discovery Deal With Insilico Medicine Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gene Mutations Point to Possible Therapeutic Strategy Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Firm Mainz Biomed Taps DCN Dx to Aid European Study of Enhanced ColoAlert Assay Parse Biosciences Partners With Research Instruments for Southeast Asia Distribution The Scan Transplant Tests Edited Pig Kidneys The Associated Press reports a University of Alabama-Birmingham team transplanted genetically modified pig kidneys into a brain-dead human patient. UK Changes Some Gene-Edited Crop Rules A new law may enable gene-edited crops to be sold in the UK within about five years, New Scientist says. Pill Works Against Omicron in Lab Pfizer's antiviral pill to treat SARS-CoV-2 appears to work against the Omicron variant, the Wall Street Journal reports. Nature Papers Find Genetic Risk Factor for Smell, Taste Loss in COVID-19; Analyze TB Granulomas In Nature this week: genome-wide association study find locus linked to the risk COVID-19 patients losing their sense of taste or smell, and more.