Last week's SynBioBeta conference was indicative of the high degree of interest in the synthetic bio space from omics research tool vendors.
The company was founded by Washington State University scientists to offer molecular breeding and genomic services for cannabis cultivation.
Among other projects, the partners plan to establish a large-scale tropical plant genomics R&D center and associated sequencing and bioinformatics infrastructure.
The funding, provided in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, will support research applying genomics in agriculture and aquaculture.
A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.
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.
In PLOS this week: sequencing of Chardonnay clones, high-density peach tree genetic map, and more.
Google's Project Nightingale has collected health information on millions of Americans, according to the Wall Street Journal.
An opinion piece at The Hill criticizes the proposed plan to collect DNA samples from migrants at the US border.
Nature News writes that women in chemistry are less likely to have their manuscripts accepted for publication.
In PNAS this week: tRNA fragment signature for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, genomic sites sensitive to ultraviolet radiation in melanocytes, and more.