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.
Station X is using Qubole's cloud-based platform to power GenePool, its software-as-a-service solution for analyzing genomic and medical data.
Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.
Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.
Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.
In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.