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In California, Pairwise Plants closed a $25M Series A financing co-led by Deerfield Management and Monsanto Growth Ventures, the venture capital arm of Monsanto...

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In California, startup company NovoNutrients is making fish feed from carbon dioxide in order to keep up with the growing global demand for fish....

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In Texas, Genomix Nutrition, a nutrigenomic testing company, acquired Advanced Genomics's nutrigenomic lab in San Antonio. Genomix will now handle DNA testing in-house as...

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Living Wall brings life to interior spaces

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KeyGene’s crop and animal breeding patent upheld by the USPTO

In the Netherlands, KeyGene’s United States patent (US 8,815,512) protecting Sequence-Based Genotyping (SBG) technology was upheld by the United States Patent and Trademark Office,...

Bullying hurts both bully and victim’s guts

In Georgia, there is scientific evidence that bullying doesn’t just give you a tummy ache, but it literally changes your gut. And not just...

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