agricultural genomics

Syngenta will be able to use the platform to evaluate, predict, compare, and select the best genetic makeup for crop molecular breeding and genomic selection.

At the Plant and Animal Genome conference, a Danish researcher shared results from a SNP analysis of ancient grape seeds going back to the Medieval Period.

LGC will offer NuGen's single-primer enrichment technology for next-generation sequencing target enrichment.

The yet-to-be-named entity will draw on the partners' respective resources in synthetic biology and plant and agricultural products.

In Genome Biology this week: heritable DNA methylation in Arabidopsis, genetic networks linked to agronomical traits in soybean, and more.

By combining in vivo and in vitro proximity ligation technologies, highly accurate and contiguous genomes can help accelerate more traditional, genetic-marker based crop breeding.

The proceeds will be used to advance the firm's CropOS computational platform, and to develop other promising product candidates for increasing crop yields.

The proceeds from the seed round will enable TL Biolabs to fund the development and commercial launch of a $15 genomic test for dairy and beef cattle.

A Little Spritz

An Australian team has developed a method to spray double-stranded RNA on plants to make them resistant to pests, Technology Review reports.

Verne Global Data Center in Iceland

The recent decision by a top UK research institute to outsource its data storage to a lower-cost, clean energy facility in Iceland has observers taking notice.

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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.