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...

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...

Looking for Extra Cash? Genos Looking to Buy Your DNA Data DNA

In California, you could get paid for participating in Genos’ human exome data gathering project. Human genome sequencing costs have gone down in recent...

Microbes Convert Plastic Waste Into Fertilizer, Heat and Energy

In Australia, POET Systems developed two new machines as part of the first system to use anaerobic digestion technology to turn plastic waste into...

Trimble Dimensions Integrates Three Platforms into One, Trimble Ag Software

In Colorado, Trimble Dimensions has integrated three of its platforms, Connected Farm, Farm Works Software and Agri-Data Solutions, into one solution, Trimble Ag Software....

Magic mushrooms gene cluster save themselves

In Ohio, researchers found that psilocybin, the chemical that gives mushrooms hallucinogenic effects, actually serves a purpose for the mushrooms themselves. They analyzed three...

PrecisionHawk Integrates Drone Data Platform with John Deer’s Operations Center

In North Carolina, PrecisonHawk is integrating DataMapper, its drone data platform, with John Deere’s Operations Center, which will allow farmers to see all of...

Woolly Mammoth Could Arise from the Dead in Hybrid Version

In the United Kingdom, thanks to PayPal’s founder Peter Theil’s donation of $100,000 to a de-extinction organization, scientists are trying to bring back the...

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...

New Genes Found Linked to Autism Can Offer Hope for Better Treatment Options

In Canada, researchers analyzed the genomes from more than 5,000 people and found the usual 43 genes that have shown up in prior studies,...

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