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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Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.