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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 Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: online database of SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, atlas of the human brain, and more.