ag-bio 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. Circumventing that Pesky Poison NPR reports that some insect pests are now becoming resistant to Bt crops. 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. 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 Nov 17, 2015 Computomics Looks to Expand Plant Genome Analysis Service in North America Premium Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.