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Arev holding company BC Bud Depot will use Lighthouse Genomics' cannabis-specific microarray for high-throughput genotyping.

GreenLight Biosciences is using a proprietary cell-free RNA production technology to develop RNA-based products for the agricultural market.

HitGen will apply its DNA-encoded library design, synthesis, and screening platform to discover novel leads for Bayer research endeavors.

In PLOS this week: sequencing of Chardonnay clones, high-density peach tree genetic map, and more.

The firm's technology uses DNA sequencing, artificial intelligence, and a microbial database to interpret soil health and identify potential disease risk.

Researchers demonstrate the potential of CRISPR gene editing to prevent disease among livestock, Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

The Boston-based synthetic biology company will use the proceeds to grow Bioworks3, its new organism foundry, and to expand into new markets.

ExcitePCR's technology detects pathogens in 30 minutes or less using a backpack-sized device, integrating sample prep with PCR and RIF technology in a disposable cartridge.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.