The new fund aims to advance data-driven innovations by investing in academic research on and the commercialization of genomic and other technologies.
Imagene will incorporate LifeNome's bioinformatics platform into consumer-facing genetic testing products to be marketed in China and Hong Kong.
The funding will support projects involving the use of genomic technologies to improve human health and agriculture, as well as to address key environmental challenges.
In a pair of papers, the researchers reported that the sugar pine genome largely comprises transposable elements and contains conifer-specific Dicer-like proteins.
The metrics are intended to provide an objective and constant way of evaluating the value of the repositories as well as the datasets they contain.
Interviews with leading UK scientists revealed apprehension about losing access to European funding, limitations on freedom of movement, and an exodus of biotechs to the EU.
There is significant interest in technologies that provide long-range genomic information, but only among a subset of users.
The agency will fund projects across a range of research areas including single-cell genomics, sample preparation, and genome-wide functional analysis.
The centers will work together as a network that will help cancer researchers develop tools and strategies to analyze data from large-scale genomics projects.
The new center will provide a common space for scientists from various disciplines to work on computational and statistical challenges.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.
A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.
The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.
In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.