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Arev holding company BC Bud Depot will use Lighthouse Genomics' cannabis-specific microarray for high-throughput genotyping.

The agriculture company said it will use the technology it has licensed for new applications in crop editing and for research to bring new foods to market.

Kansas State University's Barbara Valent outlined genomics research underway to combat a fungal pathogen with the potential to seriously compromise wheat production.

At the PAG conference, researchers said they are sequencing 100 tomato genomes in 100 days using Oxford Nanopore's PromethIon and a pipeline for maximizing SV diversity.

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.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.