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The company is studying hibernating animals to see if their genomes contain novel biological pathways that could be exploited to counteract complex human diseases.
The Israeli bioinformatics firm is also mulling an expansion into human genetics.
The Israeli company, which specializes in informatics and AI for agricultural and livestock genomics, is trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
The researchers, who also performed whole-genome sequencing on 853 macaques, found new lineage-specific genes and expanded gene families in the monkeys.
According to the study, two distinct clades arose within the species at different times, supporting a pattern of repeated expansion and localized extinction.
Researchers used the system to precisely deplete mRNA transcripts in zebrafish embryos and showed that it can also be used in medaka, killifish, and mouse.
The deal follows a number of recent acquisitions in the animal genomics space for Neogen including Canadian animal genomics firm Delta Genomics Centre.
The companies will combine their respective technologies to offer genomic services for the plant and animal breeding sectors.
Researchers focused in on strong candidate genes in schizophrenia with brain anatomy, brain activity, and behavioral screens on a large set of zebrafish mutants.
Edmonton-based Delta Genomics Centre becomes Neogen's fifth animal genomics laboratory, joining ones in Australia, Brazil, Scotland, and the US.
In a letter, about two dozen researchers criticize the World Health Organization investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and call for a new inquiry, the Wall Street Journal reports.
National Geographic reports that nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo have been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.
Janet Woodcock, the acting commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, speaks with NPR about SARS-CoV-2 testing and vaccines in the US.
In Science this week: genetic study of kidney fibrosis implicates the SOX9-NAV3-YAP1 axis.