agricultural genomics

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.

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.

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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.