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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Evogene and Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group today announced a collaboration to improve key rice traits.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international team of researchers looking into genomic patterns in wheat has developed a map of genetic variability and unearthed alleles that were subject to selection, according

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Crop biotechnology firm AgBiome today said it has raised $14.5 million in a Series A financing round.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK and India governments each plan to use up to £5 million ($7.8 million) to fund research projects that use genomics and bioinformatics technologies to improve the breeding of crops that are important to future food security.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Some plants, especially angiosperms, have monstrously large genomes, posing a unique set of problems for which researchers conducting plant genomic studies have developed a number of clever solutions.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An effort to characterize epigenetic patterns and their interactions with underlying genetic profiles in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana highlights the epigenetic variation present in plant populations.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A US-Indian initiative to use molecular methods to improve pigeonpea breeding has been launched.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Members of an international consortium have sequenced a draft version of the chickpea genome, making chickpea, or Cicer arietinum, the third crop legume plant to have its genome unraveled and published so far.

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CBS This Morning highlights recent Medicare fraud involving offers of genetic testing.

Researchers find that many cancer drugs in development don't work quite how their developers thought they did, as Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Mariya Gabriel, a Bulgarian politician, is to be the next European Union research commissioner, according to Science.

In Science this week: a survey indicates that US adults are more likely to support the agricultural use of gene drives if they target non-native species and if they are limited, and more.