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Researchers have produced a draft genome assembly for the orchid plant Phalaenopsis equestris in the hopes of unraveling orchid biology and evolutionary history.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Evogene and Marrone Bio Innovations today announced a collaboration to discover new modes of biological action for insect control and to develop and commercialize new insect control products.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The African Orphan Crops Consortium today launched the African Plant Breeding Academy to train 250 plant breeders and technicians in genomics and marker-assisted selection for crop improvement over a five-year period.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Evogene today announced the closing of its US initial public offering, raising $84.8 million in gross proceeds.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Plant genomics firm Evogene has gone public in the US through the offering of 5 million shares of common stock at an offering price of $14.75 per share, bringing in gross proceeds of $73.75 million.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Department of Agriculture has pumped nearly $9 million into a score of new research grants to fund efforts to use genomics, genetics, and other approaches to enhance crop plants.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Plant genomics firm KeyGene and startup bioinformatics company Genalice today announced a deal aimed at improving plant DNA analysis.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Evogene and Monsanto today announced they have expanded and extended an R&D collaboration aimed at identify plant genes related to yield, environmental stress, and fertilizer utilization.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Israeli plant genomics firm Evogene today reported a 5 percent increase in revenues for its third quarter.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Evogene today announced that it and DuPont Pioneer have extended and expanded their multiyear research collaboration aimed at developing varieties of soybean resistant to Asian Soybean Rust, or ASR.

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Nebula Genomics will be auctioning George Church's genome as a nonfungible token, according to The Scientist.

Anthony Gregg, the outgoing president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, has resigned after using racially insensitive language. 

Facebook has developed an artificial intelligence approach to predict how drugs interact in cells, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: adaptations among high-altitude Mycobacterium tuberculosis, response of multiple myeloma cells to chemotherapy-induced stress, and more.