agricultural genomics

This Week in PLOS

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.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: gene editing for tomato domestication, genome assemblies of inbred mouse strains, and more.

The firm has been piecing together a collection of acquisitions over recent years that expand its presence in the genomics market, particularly custom oligos.

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

Of Many Minds

A survey of Canadians finds them to be divided on genetically modified food, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

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.

Pages

The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.