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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic and epigenetic factors may be behind why some wheat strains begin to sprout prematurely under high humidity and rainfall conditions, researchers from McGill University reported in PLOS One yesterday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) –Dow AgroSciences will develop synthetic promoter firm Synpromics' technology for applications in plant science under a collaboration announced today.

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In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.