The Secrets of Wine Exposed Through Genomics

In California, cabernet sauvignon’s secrets have been discovered with scientists having sequenced the full genome of this popular wine grape. Computer algorithms combined with...

Veritas Genetics Gets $30 Million to Expand

In Massachusetts, Lilly Asia Ventures, Trustbridge Partners, and Jiangsu Simcere Pharmaceutical gave Veritas Genetics $30 million in Series B funding. Veritas Genetics focuses on...

Big Data Helps Farmers’ Profits According to USDA

In Washington, DC, the United States Department of Agriculture released data showing that larger farmers (over 2,900 acres) are using more technology and precision-agriculture...

A Better Brew: Genetics Being Used for Yeast Improvements in Beer

In California, White Labs is working with a Belgian genetics laboratory to research, improve and expand yeast strains for beer brewing. The lab has...

Novocraft Launches New Genome Data Management and Analytics Platform

In Malaysia, Novocraft Technologies is rolling out its first Genome Data Management and Analytics Platform, NovoWorx. Novocraft focuses on next-gen DNA technologies for various...

Boeing, SpaceX race to be decided by microbial engineering: report

The race between Boeing and Elon Musk’s SpaceX to put the first human on Mars may not be decided by who can build the...

The Rise of Organic Manufacturing: Ginkgo, Amyris, Genomatica’s circle of innovation is a trend...

The factories of old — a technological wave that swept in with the Industrial Revolution — these were inorganic manufacturing centers, and they are...

We band of brothers: Crisp, CRISPR, Crispin’s Day and the democratization of crop R&D

At the critical juncture of Shakespeare’s Henry V, on St. Crispin’s Day, 1415, when the French forces looked ready to overwhelm the small band...

Illinois State researcher gets funding to develop pennycress genetic resources

In Illinois, Illinois State Associate Professor of Genetics John Sedbrook is collaborating on a $1 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

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Precision farming data offers archaeologists new insights

In the United Kingdom, a University of Bristol study suggests that developments in precision farming could yield data of great use to archaeological research,...

New USDA school meal rule brings back low-fat flavored milk and bread flexibility

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the new School Meal Flexibility Rule that makes targeted changes to standards for meals provided...

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In Washington, D.C., The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit established through bipartisan support in the 2014 Farm Bill, announced a $9.4...