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NPR reports that some insect pests are now becoming resistant to Bt crops.

LGC will be Swift's worldwide partner for amplicon-based targeted sequencing assays for genotyping AgBio samples, including crop species and animals. 

The UK's Biosearch Technologies will distribute Arbor Biosciences' myBaits custom, targeted NGS panels to agricultural and seed breeding companies.

Ginkgo plans to strategically partner with leading companies in mature markets to create synthetic biology-based spinouts, something it has already done in ag-bio.

Spurred to develop new microfluidic chip technology, 10x told customers not to worry about the transition but told a court there would be "guaranteed hitches."

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.

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Politico notes that the Biden Administration has not yet nominated a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner. 

Anthony Fauci also informed the World Health Organization executive board that the US would be joining the COVAX initiative, according to CNBC.

A new preprint suggests some SARS-CoV-2 variants could affect the effectiveness of current vaccines, the Associated Press reports.

In Nature this week: Australian lungfish provides details on the movement of vertebrate life from water to land, and more.