plant genomics

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.

An international team has sequenced the Zostera marina genome to uncover gene gains and losses that helped it in its return to the sea.

CyVerse, the developers believe, better expresses the platform's capacity to provide data management and computation to researchers across multiple scientific disciplines.

Researchers plan to identify the plant's genetic diversity and evolutionary history in order to increase production and nutritional value.

The German startup is building a business around providing bioinformatics analysis services to large agricultural biotechnology companies.

The company, a spinoff from the University of Tübingen and a Max Planck Institute, offers bioinformatics services for high-throughput sequencing data to the plant breeding industry.

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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.