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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.

While canine genetic testing providers bemoan a lack of quality standards, they disagree on what specific rules labs should follow.

In PLOS this week: sequencing of Chardonnay clones, high-density peach tree genetic map, and more.

Researchers examine the genetic makeup of dogs at animal shelters in Arizona and California and how well that matches with what breeds shelters say a dog may be.

In PNAS this week: improved blood-based nasopharyngeal carcinoma screening, ray-finned fish phylogeny, and more.

Researchers genotyped Y chromosome markers in almost 100 ancient horse DNA samples spanning 5,000 years.

Mars Petcare's genetic testing unit and Genoscoper had been collaborating since 2015 to discover new genetic health markers for companion animals.

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A Harvard University professor has been charged with making false claims regarding funds he received from China, the New York Times reports.

Discover magazine reports that animal dissections might dissuade students from science careers, but that a firm has developed synthetic frogs for dissections.

Nature News reports that a US panel is reviewing current guidelines for federally funded gain-of-function viral research.

In PNAS this week: de novo mutation patterns among the Amish, an alternative RNA-seq method, and more.