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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.

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

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The long-running Framingham Heart Study has received a $38 million grant, according to the Boston Globe.

A Stanford University investigation finds that its researchers did not take part in He Jiankui's work to develop gene-edited infants.

Retraction Watch reports that two researchers had both a Science and a Nature paper retracted last week.

In Genome Biology this week: genomic sequencing of milkweed bug, benchmark comparison of single-cell RNA sequencing platforms, and more.