Estonia to genotype 100K citizens in 2018

In Estonia, the government allocated €5 million ($5.9 million) to support the genotyping of 100,000 people in the Northern European country next year. The...

11,000-year-old infant’s DNA offers insight into Native American origins

In Alaska, genetic analysis of ancient DNA from a 6-week-old infant found at an Interior Alaska archaeological site has revealed a previously unknown population...

NRGene delilvers first-ever potato genomes

In Israel, NRGene is collaborating with researchers from Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands and others to create multi-genome mapping of commercial food...

Students use synthetic biology to tackle cow burps

In Nebraska, students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have proposed two methods for dealing methane emissions related to livestock, a major contributor to global...

Agathos Biologics expanding and hiring in 2018

In North Dakota, startup Agathos Biologics is hiring new staff in 2018 to grow its business of using genetic engineering to provide biological materials...

Catalytic Innovations and Opus 12 make top 20 list for GHG challenge

In Canada, the Ontario Centres of Excellence announced the 20 semi-finalists for Ontario's Solutions 2030 Challenge - - a global call for innovators to...

Lay off the sugar cookies and eat some fiber instead

In Georgia, a study conducted by researchers at Georgia State University demonstrates that the more fiber you eat, the healthier you are in terms...

Microbes get memory and…ahem…gas in latest engineering project

In Texas, researchers at Rice University successfully engineered microbes to have genetic memories of their environment and events and to give off response signals...

FDA approves first gene therapy in U.S. to target mutated genes

In Washington, DC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Luxturna (voretigene neparvovec-rzyl), a new gene therapy, to treat children and adult patients with...

No ifs, ands or butts –  worms with no anus haven’t evolved for millions...

In Japan, deep sea worms with no central nervous system, no kidneys and no butts, are somehow still living today deep in the seafloor...

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