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.
CyVerse, the developers believe, better expresses the platform's capacity to provide data management and computation to researchers across multiple scientific disciplines.
The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.
The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.
The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.
In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.