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The research network said in a statement that precision breeding techniques are needed to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Tropic Bio will use its GEiGS (Gene Editing induced Gene Silencing) platform to develop desirable agricultural traits in BASF's strategic crop varieties.
The UK's Biosearch Technologies will distribute Arbor Biosciences' myBaits custom, targeted NGS panels to agricultural and seed breeding companies.
Illumina said the NextSeq 2000 and NextSeq 1000 reduce run costs by up to 50 percent, compared to the NextSeq 550 model, while increasing the data output.
Genentech will use Adaptive's ClonoSeq assay for MRD testing in a CLL study. Adaptive will receive upfront and sample testing payments of undisclosed amounts.
Researchers have made gene-edited tomatoes that grow in bunches like grapes, as Popular Mechanics reports.
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.
Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.
Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.
The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.
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