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NRGene's portfolio includes software and services for de novo assembly of complex plant genomes as well as solutions for organizing and exploring multiple datasets.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Eureka Genomics said today it has received a $450,000 grant from the US Department of Agriculture to commercialize a next-generation sequencing-based bovine genotyping assay, and that the company plans to raise additional capital from investors to advance new targeted clini

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Dow AgroSciences said today that Sigma-Aldrich will manufacture and supply zinc finger nuclease reagents for use with Dow AgroSciences' Exzact Precision Technology, a genome modification platform for plants.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) –The Texas A&M University System has contributed $1.3 million in funding to support new genomics and bioinformatics-based internal research initiatives and to fund new research teams and training programs focused on these research areas.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic and epigenetic factors may be behind why some wheat strains begin to sprout prematurely under high humidity and rainfall conditions, researchers from McGill University reported in PLOS One yesterday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Infection with the citrus disease huanglongbing wreaks havoc on both plants' ability to regulate their sugar metabolism and their hormonal networks, according to a study appearing in PLOS One yesterday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Canadian government has awarded C$1.1 million (US$1 million) in new funding to support cattle genomics research projects in Ontario aimed at making the province's beef industry more efficient and competitive.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Texas A&M University plans to establish a new center to conduct genomics and computational biology research into human and animal health and agriculture.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Berlin-based biotech-firm Caprotec Bioanalytics said today that it has entered a research agreement with Syngenta to profile the interactions of one of Syngenta's active compounds with the proteome of certain relevant plant systems.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Both natural and artificial selection have taken their toll on tomato transcriptomes, researchers led by Julin Maloof from the University of California, Davis, reported yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.