DNA2.0 rebrands, finding inspiration in ancient Egypt

In California, the largest US-based provider of synthetic genes for industrial and academic use is rebranding. DNA2.0 will now be known as ATUM. In...

Ditch the Bug-B-Gone, More bugs means healthier homes

In North Carolina, researchers from the California Academy of Sciences, North Carolina State University and the Natural History Museum of Denmark found that the...

Amateur beekeeping leads to discovery of plastic-eating worm

In Spain, a researcher at the Spanish National Research Council stumbled upon a polyethylene-eating worm while removing the parasitic pests from his backyard hobby...

Microbes respond differently in hybrid vs. inbred corn roots – could impact crop genetic...

In Nebraska, University of Nebraska researchers showed that a microbial community’s response can depend on the species of crop – or genetic profile of...

New Genetics Test to Help Save Veterans Lives

In Arizona, Advanced Genomic Solutions has created a potentially lifesaving genetic test for veterans being served at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans...

Corals prefer eating plastic over sand even though it harms them

In North Carolina, scientists at Duke University found that corals are eating plastic, preferring it over other food like sand. They believe there is...

More Vitamin E could come in maize with new genetic findings

In New York, Cornell University scientists identified genes that control vitamin E content in maize grain, a finding that could lead to improving the...

Researchers Use Genetics to Answer Grapevine Root Questions

In South Dakota, the National Science Foundation is giving nearly $830,000 to two South Dakota State University Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science...

Genome sequencing for all – Google releases DeepVariant as open source

In California, Google released the open source version of DeepVariant, a deep learning technology to reconstruct the true genome sequence from HTS sequencer data....

Ginkgo Bioworks Getting 3.2kB Genes from Twist Bioscience

In California, Twist Bioscience is sending some serious genes to Ginkgo Bioworks. Twist’s genes have up to 3,200 base pairs (or 3.2 kB) in...

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