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The companies will combine their respective technologies to offer genomic services for the plant and animal breeding sectors.

Evogene and Tropical Melhoramento & Genetica aim to develop non-genetically-modified nematode-resistant soybeans using CRISPR genome editing.

Genome Canada and its partners recently funded two new initiatives with C$255 that will back precision medicine, genomics, and technology development.

At the Plant and Animal Genome conference, a Danish researcher shared results from a SNP analysis of ancient grape seeds going back to the Medieval Period.

The yet-to-be-named entity will draw on the partners' respective resources in synthetic biology and plant and agricultural products.

Norwegian lab BioBank will market VHL's testing products for microorganisms, animals, and plants in its home territory.

The collaborators aim to create a genomic reference catalog for up to 1,000 plants used in traditional Chinese medicine.

The company also extended its existing licensing agreement with Genalice, signed in 2013, to improve plant DNA analysis.

Its developers claim that VirusDetect is the first bioinformatics tool designed to use sRNA sequence to identify DNA and RNA viruses and viroids.

Three studies tapped data for plants from the 1001 Genomes Project collection to explore variant, epigenetic, expression, and speciation patterns in Arabidopsis.

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The US Department of Justice has proposed a rule change to enable DNA to be collected from migrants, the Associated Press reports.

Bernard Fisher, a surgeon who changed how breast cancer is treated, has died at 101, the New York Times reports.

Washington Post columnist writes that she is skeptical about DNA-based diets.

In PNAS this week: recurrent inactivation of DEPDC5 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, taxonomic reliability of GenBank sequences, and more.