BGI will work with researchers in Australia on agricultural and human health projects, and will seek new partnerships across the region.
The ag-bio giant has also taken an equity position in privately held, Rehovot, Israel-based TargetGene.
US regulators are to discuss how to oversee crops modified using new gene-editing techniques.
Some customers have already been able to access the low-cost, low-plex genotyping solution as a service since Affy acquired Eureka last year.
The team will employ reverse vaccinology coupled with high-throughput genomics approaches, such as RNA-seq, to deliver the new vaccines within four years.
Researchers plan to identify the plant's genetic diversity and evolutionary history in order to increase production and nutritional value.
The German startup is building a business around providing bioinformatics analysis services to large agricultural biotechnology companies.
The effort brings together gene banks, researchers, plant breeders, and big data experts, all of whom will use genomics to unlock crop diversity.
Access to the full genome map is expected to boost efforts to develop more resistant, higher-yield varieties of wheat.
The team used arrays to genotype several hundred lines of a multiparental wheat population and create a method to estimate the contribution of each parent in the evolved population.
The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.
The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.
Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.
In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.