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NRGene Achieves Advanced Technology Partner Status in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network

Ness Ziona, Israel and SAN DIEGO – (September 4, 2019) – NRGene, a leading artificial intelligence (AI), genomic solutions company, announced it has joined Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) as an Advanced Technology Partner. The APN Advanced Technology Partner designation is the highest tier for APN Technology Partners.  This achievement underscores NRGene’s mission to provide the power of genomic solutions to leading agriculture breeding companies to improve yields for the world’s food and biomaterials. “With global challenges

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NRGene Announces Management and Business Updates

NESS ZIONA, Israel and SAN DIEGO – August 12, 2019 NRGene, a leading artificial intelligence (AI), genomic solutions company, announced today that effective immediately, NRGene co-founder Gil Ronen has resumed the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Jonathan Jaglom has departed NRGene to pursue other opportunities. “We thank Jonathan for his time at NRGene, and we wish him all the best on his new path,” said Ronen. “With this transition, we have streamlined our sales organization and updated our

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BGI Partners with NRGene to Provide a Full Suite of Breeding Tools for the Chinese Market

Collaboration assures BGI’s and NRGene’s commitment to provide the most advanced technological breeding tools the Asian market June 6, 2019, Ness Ziona, Israel and Shenzhen, China BGI, the world’s largest omics organization, announced today that it will be offering NRGene’s technology as part of its broad genomics analysis services in agriculture research. BGI supports genomic research worldwide by offering a variety of genetic research and application technologies for the healthcare, agriculture, conservation, and environmental fields. In order to expand

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NRGene Introduces New Product to Provide Whole Genome Assembly at Significantly Lower Cost

New product offers complete genome coverage and high accuracy for Denovo assembling reference level genomes at a much lower cost to accelerate agricultural research NESS ZIONA, Israel, and SAN DIEGO, June 6, 2019 — NRGene, a worldwide leader in genomic analysis for research and agricultural breeding, announced today the launch of DeNovoMAX – a new product that aims to empower breeding and maximize agricultural yield as part of the Denovo assembly product suite offered by the company. The product is

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Publication of Cotton Genome Assemblies Could Inform Breeding of Better-Performing, More Sustainable Varieties

 NESS ZIONA, Israel, SAN DIEGO, and HANGZHOU, China, March 19, 2019 — NRGene, a worldwide leader in genomic analysis for agricultural breeders and researchers, announced today the publication of the most complete genome assemblies ever achieved for the top two leading cultivated allotetraploid cotton species, G. hirsutum L. (AD)1 and G. barbadense L. (AD)2 . The results, published today in Nature Genetics, were generated in the lab of Professor Tianzhen Zhang at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, using NRGene’s customized DeNovoMAGIC-3

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Introducing The First Fully-Phased Cannabis Genome

NRGene and Kayagene breakthrough enables growers to fast-track breeding and strain development Ness Ziona, Israel, and Salinas, Calif: Monday, Feb 11th, 2019: Today NRGene, a leading agricultural genomics company based in Israel, and Kayagene, a California-based cannabis breeding company, have announced the completion of the first fully-phased cannabis genome using NRGene’s DeNovoMAGIC technology. NRGene has created a full suite of tools to help breeders achieve commercial targets. By using these genomic tools, master growers are now able to make selections

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NRGene and TOYOTA Collaborate to Develop Strawberry Varieties to Better Enable Local Production for the Japanese Market

NESS ZIONA, Israel and Aichi, Japan – January 13, 2019 – NRGene, a worldwide leader in genomic analysis, and Toyota announced today the decoding of a leading commercial strawberry genome, a key milestone in the development of high-quality, locally-produced fruits for the Japanese market. The combination of NRGene’s assembly of the strawberry genome and Toyota’s GRAS-Di DNA analysis technology will enhance the development of natural strawberry varieties better suited to the Japanese market. NRGene’s DeNovoMAGICTM 3.0 genomic big-data artificial intelligence

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NRGene and Macrogen Launch Ultra-High-Density SNP Genotyping Service

ArrayMAGIC is designed to provide convenient, cost-effective, and high-resolution genotyping  NESS ZIONA, Israel, SAN DIEGO, and ROCKVILLE, MD, USA – January 12, 2019 – NRGene and Macrogen Corp announced today the launch of a joint sequencing-based genotyping service, ArrayMAGIC, at the Plant and Animal Genome (PAG) conference in San Diego. The new offering provides ultra-high-density single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping at a low cost per datapoint, making this valuable technology more accessible for a wide range of agricultural applications.

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NRGene Announces Management Changes and Opening of San Diego Office

NESS ZIONA, Israel and SAN DIEGO – January 11, 2019 – NRGene announced today some notable changes to its executive leadership team, taking effect as the company expands its global footprint and opens a new office in San Diego, California. As of Jan. 1, 2019, NRGene co-founder Gil Ronen has transitioned from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to President. Jonathan Jaglom, previously Chief Operating Officer, has taken over as the new CEO. “Our successful collaborations with dozens of companies including

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NRGene and Syngenta Expand Genomics Collaboration in Key Crops

Following a successful pilot, Syngenta has chosen the GenoMAGIC platform to support its advanced molecular breeding program in maize Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, & Ness Ziona, Israel – January 10, 2019 –Syngenta, a leading global agrochemical and seed company, and NRGene, the leading genomics-to-breeding solution provider, announced today a key milestone in their multi-year collaboration. The deal centers around NRGene’s cloud-based big data analytics platform, GenoMAGICTM, which enables high performance molecular breeding. Syngenta has successfully completed a one-year trial of GenoMAGIC,

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NRGene Announces Expanded Licensing Agreement with Bayer for the GenoMAGIC Platform

Following successful evaluation, Bayer has chosen the GenoMAGICTM platform to support its advanced molecular breeding program in several key crops Ness Ziona, Israel – (December 3, 2018) –NRGene, the worldwide leader in genomic analysis, announces a key milestone in its multi-year licensing agreement with Bayer for the use of GenoMAGICTM, a cloud-based big data analytics platform to support the company’s molecular breeding program within its Crop Science Division. Bayer has completed a one-year evaluation of GenoMAGIC and has tested its

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NRGene and Kayagene, LLC. Collaborate to Improve Cannabis Breeding and Seed Production

Revealing the complete genome makeup of multiple varieties resolves the genetic basis of key traits Ness Ziona, Israel, and Salinas, Calif. (Oct 22, 2018)– Kayagene, an innovative cannabis breeding company, and NRGene, the leading agricultural genomics company, are collaborating on research to enhance Kayagene’s breeding capabilities  to develop improved cannabis varieties and more robust seed production. The non-exclusive partnership between NRGene and Kayagene will accelerate development of cannabis varieties for hybrid seed production through stabilized lines. The companies will

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First-ever Opium Poppy Genome Assembled

Data from collaboration among NRGene, China’s Xi’an Jiaotong University, and The Wellcome Sanger Institute and The University of York, UK Shaanxi, China; York, UK, & Ness Ziona, Israel – October 2, 2018 – Xi’an Jiaotong University, The Wellcome Sanger Institute, The University of York, and NRGene have recently completed the world’s first assembly of the opium poppy genome. “We’re using the genome to find key gene clusters that can be leveraged to develop affordable and reliable medicine,” says Professor

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Volcani Center and NRGene Team-up to Deliver World’s First Complete Genome of Sweet Basil

Ness Ziona and Newe Ya’ar Research Center, Israel – 20 September 2018 – Pesto. Marinara sauce. Caprese salad. The key common, tasty ingredient – basil. Prof. Nativ Dudai, a world-known basil researcher and breeder and head of the unit of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants at Newe-Ya’ar Research Center of the Agricultural Research Organization (Israel), sought to sequence the genome of sweet basil to create advanced genetic tools that will accelerate various breeding efforts. He has joined forces with NRGene

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NRGene & The Land Institute Deliver Exceptionally Accurate Intermediate Wheatgrass Reference Genome

Ness Ziona, Israel and Salina, Kans. – September 13, 2018 – Dr. Lee DeHaan of The Land Institute, in cooperation with a team of researchers at Kansas State University, JGI, HudsonAlpha, Utah State University, and NRGene, the leading genomic big data company, announce the improved and accurate assembly of the intermediate wheatgrass genome. Dr. DeHaan is leading efforts to transform intermediate wheatgrass into a perennial grain crop, which is marketed as Kernza®. Multiple rounds of selecting and inter-mating the best

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New High-Quality Shrimp Genome Assembly May Reveal Why Females are Superior

Enzootic and NRGene assemble the first high-quality female shrimp genome to enhance all-female shrimp breeding Tel Aviv, Hong Kong & St. Louis – 5 September 2018 – Enzootic, an animal biotechnology and genetics company leading the all-female shrimp revolution, and NRGene, the world’s leading provider of genomic big data analysis, have completed the sequencing and assembly of the world’s first high- quality genome of freshwater shrimp M. rosenbergii. The major factor that distinguishes the genome of the female shrimp

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NRGene and RCK to Develop DNA Tests for Medical Cannabis

Cooperative effort will ensure top quality plants for medical treatment Ness Ziona and Ruhama, Israel – 4 September 2018 – Legalization of cannabis for diverse medical conditions requires top quality control of plant material production. One of the most important quality measurements is the cannabis strain authentication. Cannabis strains differ significantly in the profile of active ingredients, mostly cannabinoids and terpenes, a fact that could have significant impact on the effectiveness of therapy. RCK, licensed for cannabis cultivation, genetic

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NRGene to Offer the first Broad Soy Diversity & Haplotype Database

All-by-all full genome comparison of 30+ varieties to rapidly improve nutrition and hardiness and reduce resource requirements Ness Ziona, Israel – August 24, 2018 – NRGene, the leading genomic big data company, has constructed a comprehensive soy genome diversity-haplotype database based on results from GenoMAGICTM, allowing commercial and academic researchers never-before-available insights into the genomic diversity within the soybean crop. The database contains de novo assemblies and all-to-all comparison of 34 varieties of soybean, a set of breeding germplasm covering

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NRGene and Pure Cannabis Research AG Team Up for Novel Cannabis Production

Complete genomes and pangenomes of multiple varieties to enhance R&D for new and improved cannabis varieties for superior cultivation that are rich in beneficial compounds Ness Ziona, Israel, and Zug, Switzerland – 21 August 2018 – NRGene, the leading provider of genome-wide sequencing and analysis, has partnered with Pure Cannabis Research AG, a Swiss breeding company that focuses on developing novel cannabis varieties. Pure Cannabis Research AG is a subsidiary of the Pure Holding AG. The non-exclusive partnership between

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Science Features NRGene’s Bread Wheat Genome Infrastructure

After two years of fine-tuning by global team of researchers, comprehensive bread wheat genome now available Ness Ziona, Israel – 16 August 2018 – The complete genome of bread wheat is now available to researchers worldwide to better understand the genetics and traits within the world’s most important crop. Under the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) project, NRGene provided the infrastructure while the in-depth analysis was done by members of the IWGSC, including scientists from the universities of

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NRGene Delivers to Global Researchers Multiple Maize Genomes Toward the First Maize Pangenome

Assembly of multiple varieties of maize to assist the efficient breeding of more productive varieties, gene editing, and the discovery of key agronomical traits Ness Ziona, Israel – 1 August 2018 – The de novo genome assembly of diverse lines of maize gives researchers unique insights into the diversity and evolution of the species. In the latest publication of Nature Genetics this week, maize researchers and NRGene have generated a reference assembly, annotated, and described the maize inbred line

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NRGene Assembles First Accurate Buckwheat Genome

Ness Ziona, Israel – 11 July 2018 – Buckwheat researchers from Japan now have access to the most accurate genome available, thanks to NRGene. The project was done with Dr. Yasuo Yasui, a renowned buckwheat scientist, in cooperation with GeneBay, NRGene’s partner in Japan. The results were presented yesterday at the annual meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution in Japan during the seminar: Identification of genes at the S-locus controlling heteromorphic self-incompatibility in buckwheat through genetic

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Major step forward in chickpea and pigeonpea research – reference genome data assembled

Ness Ziona, Israel | Hyderabad, Telangana│ (30 May 2018): Breeding high nutritional varieties of chickpea and pigeonpea just got easier. With new technology, genomic processes that could have taken years have been completed in just a few months. This has been possible by work of scientists from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) headquartered in India in collaboration with NRGene, Israel, who have helped create multiple assembly lines of pigeonpea and chickpea genomes.  This means

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NRGene Assembles Soy Genomes

Critical step in strengthening productivity of world’s most popular vegetarian oil and protein source Ness Ziona, Israel & Columbia, Missouri – March 28, 2018 – Dr. Henry Nguyen, a Curators’ distinguished professor of plant sciences in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, has employed NRGene DeNovoMAGICTM, the world’s most popular genome assembly tool for crop plants, to assemble two genomes of soybean: “Lee,” a Glycine max variety, and a Glycine soja accession PI 483463.

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Bridgestone Collaborating with NRGene on Guayule Research

Collaboration will sequence and assemble guayule genomes Nashville, Tenn. (February 19, 2018) – Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) and NRGene, a genomic big data solutions company, are collaborating on research efforts to enhance the company’s U.S. alternative domestic natural rubber breeding program. They will be working in tandem to sequence and assemble multiple genomes of guayule, a rubber-producing plant indigenous to the hot, dry environments of the Southwestern United States and North Central Mexico, to develop new, high-yielding varieties. The first-ever,

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Syngenta and NRGene Expand Collaboration as Syngenta Signs Long-Term Licensing of GenoMAGIC

Collaboration to have disruptive impact on the world food supply Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, & Ness Ziona, Israel – January 16, 2018 – Syngenta, a global leading agrochemical and seed company, and NRGene, the premier genomic big data company, have continued to advance their cooperation in breeding and trait discovery in key crops. Syngenta has licensed NRGene’s GenoMAGICTM, a cloud-based big data analytics platform, to evaluate, predict, compare and select the best genetic makeup for crop molecular breeding

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NRGene Strengthens Cooperation with Chinese Academic Leaders

Collaboration results in papers recently published in Nature, Nature Plants & Nature Communications Ness Ziona, Israel – 2 January 2018 – NRGene, the worldwide leader in genomic assembly and analysis, has partnered with leading researchers to make a significant impact on global agricultural research. NRGene’s DeNovoMAGICTM delivered reference-level genomes. The quality and completeness of the delivered genomes simplified downstream analysis and the discovery of new biological insights towards increasing crop productivity. The work has appeared recently in leading publications:

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NRGene Delivers First-ever Food Potato Genomes

Potato pangenome research drives cooperation between international public and private sectors Ness Ziona, Israel – 19 December 2017 – NRGene, the worldwide leader in genomic assembly and analysis, is working with a team of researchers from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) in the Netherlands and leading commercial partners to create multi-genome mapping of commercial food potatoes. Potatoes are the fourth most consumed food crop in the world, reaching €11 billion in global trade. The potato genome is complex. It’s

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NRGene and Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center collaborate on Parkinson’s Genomes

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and NRGene research exploring protection again neurodegenerative disease Tel Aviv & Ness Ziona, Israel – 28 November 2017 – NRGene, the worldwide leader in genomic assembly and analysis, has partnered with the Genetic Institute of Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (TASMC) to perform genomic analysis of Parkinson’s disease (PD). “Our collaboration with NRGene and use of its advanced technology allows us to do comprehensive genetic research on Parkinson’s,” said Professor Avi Orr-Urtreger, director of

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The Full Genomic Assemblies of the Complete Ancestor Species of Bread Wheat are Now Available

Data sheds light on the domestication and supports breeding of this key crop Ness Ziona, Israel – 28 November 2017 – Wheat is the most widely grown crop in the world and provides 20% of the daily protein and calories for 4.5 billion people, according to the World Health Organization. The wheat genome is one of the largest and most complex among crop plants and is comprised of three ancestral genomes designated A, B and D genomes. The addition of the D

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University of Saskatchewan-NRGene Crop Research Partnership Maps Two Lentil Genomes

Ness Ziona, Israel, & Saskatoon – 8 November 2017 – In cutting-edge research aimed at breeding better lentils, a partnership between University of Saskatchewan (U of S) crop scientists and world-leading genomic big data company NRGene of Israel has successfully sequenced two wild lentil genomes—the largest legume genomes ever assembled. Largely due to advances in plant breeding at the University, Canada is the world’s leading exporter of lentils, delivering millions of tons of lentils to India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

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NRGene Technology Efficiently Analyzes Abnormalities in Multiple Human Genomes

Ness Ziona, Israel – 17 October 2017 – NRGene, the worldwide leader in genomic assembly and analysis, has demonstrated its ability to discover, analyze, and track abnormalities within the human genome, across multiple subjects. As part of a proof of concept, NRGene’s GenoMAGICTM provided a complete analysis of a family’s genomic profile based on low (8X) coverage whole genome sequencing information. The system detected the heritable haplotypes and the causal rare mutation underlying the family’s colon cancer. This finding

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NRGene Delivers Major Breakthrough in Sunflower Genome

Comprehensive data provide an unprecedented picture of sunflower traits Ness Ziona, Israel – 13 October 2017 – NRGene, the worldwide leader in genomic assembly and analysis, has created a previously unattainable version of the sunflower genome for a cooperative of scientists from Canada, the United States, France, and Israel. The NRGene-produced genome is more comprehensive than any existing version. “The depth and breadth of this analysis significantly accelerates our research,” said Loren Rieseberg, PhD, Killam Professor at the University

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NRGene’s Genomic Analysis Project with Monsanto Advances

NRGene has integrated and delivered Monsanto’s genomic and breeding data into the GenoMAGICTM platform for molecular breeding evaluations Ness Ziona – (October 3, 2017) –NRGene, the worldwide leader in genomic assembly and analysis, announced today that the company has progressed in its multi-year agreement with Monsanto Company. NRGene has integrated part of Monsanto’s genomic data into GenoMAGICTM, a cloud-based big data analytics platform, thereby allowing Monsanto to evaluate the ability of the integrated platform to predict, compare and select

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NRGene Achieves Comprehensive Italian Ryegrass Genome Assembly

Information Will Significantly Advance Breeding Efforts and Lead to Improved Animal Food Supply Ness Ziona, Israel – August 29, 2017 – NRGene, the worldwide leader in genomic assembly and analysis, has provided scientists with the complete genome of Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.), one of the most important forage crops in temperate regions worldwide. “With the complete genome, we’ll be able to more fully analyze the traits to increase the yield and nutritional quality when used for animal feed,”

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NRGene Delivers an Improved Sweet Potato Genome

Scientists from South Korea, China & Japan Receive a Breakthrough Sweet Potato Assembly Ness Ziona, Israel – July 26, 2017 – NRGene, the worldwide leader in genomic assembly and analysis, has delivered a significantly improved assembly of the sweet potato genome to a group of scientists from Japan, China, and Korea. The genome sequencing was performed as part of a project sponsored by the Trilateral Research Association of Sweet Potato (TRAS). The consortium consists of the Institute of Sweet

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NRGene & China’s Genosys Deliver Cotton Genome

NRGene Assembles Genome of Upland Cotton, Most Common Clothing Cotton, in less than Seven Weeks Ness Ziona, Israel – July 25, 2017 – NRGene, the worldwide leader in genomic assembly and analysis, and Genosys Inc. (TGS Singapore), a leading distributor of genomics technologies in China, partnered to deliver two complete cotton genomes. “We first sequenced upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) in 2015,” said Professor Tianzhen Zhang at Zhejiang University. “Now, we wanted to leverage the advances in technology to get

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Wild Wheat Genome Sequencing Provides ‘Time Tunnel’ Capable of Boosting Future Food Production and Safety

Tel Aviv and Ness Ziona, Israel, – July 6, 2017 – A global team of researchers has published the first-ever Wild Emmer wheat genome sequence in Science magazine. Wild Emmer wheat is the original form of nearly all the domesticated wheat in the world, including durum (pasta) and bread wheat. Wild emmer is too low-yielding to be of use to farmers today, but it contains many attractive characteristics that are being used by plant breeders to improve wheat. The

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NRGene Assembles its 300th Crop Genome

Ness Ziona, Israel – May 30, 2017 – NRGene, the worldwide leader in genomic mapping, assembly, and referencing, has assembled 300 genomes of major crop plants in less than two years, enabling the highly accurate genome comparisons required to breed better seeds. Before NRGene’s technology, individual genomes took years to produce and then many more years to improve genome accuracy. With NRGene’s DeNovoMAGICTM, the highest level of genome completeness and accuracy is achieved with a single assembly. Over the

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Danforth Center Expands Major Research Program to Benefit Farmers in the Developing World

A multi-institutional research effort aims to optimize breeding strategies for grain sorghum for Sub-Saharan Africa ST. LOUIS, MO, January 25, 2017 – The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, one of the world’s largest independent plant science institutes, today announced a three-year $6.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand and accelerate the development and deployment of advanced sorghum phenotyping and breeding technologies in support of improved varieties for smallholder farmers. “The Gates Foundation recognizes that

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Illumina, NRGene Collaborate to Accelerate Development of New Molecular Breeding Tools for Cattle to Support Global Food Production

Companies Complete High Quality Assembly of Nellore Cattle Genome in Conjunction with Universidade Estadual Paulista San Diego, Calif., and Ness Ziona, Israel (BUSINESS WIRE) January 12, 2017 –Illumina, (NASDAQ: ILMN) the global leader in next-generation sequencing technology, and NRGene, a globally recognized leader in genome assembly and analysis, today announced a collaboration to develop new molecular breeding tools for cattle. As a first step, the companies also announced the completion of a high quality genome assembly of the Nellore

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Monsanto and NRGene Announce Global Licensing Agreement for Big Data Genomic Analysis Technology

Technology Platform Will Help Monsanto Analyze, Store And Mine Its Industry-Leading Broad Genomic Data Sets To Enhance Breeding And R&D Opportunities ST. LOUIS AND NESS ZIONA, ISRAEL – (January 12, 2017) – Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and NRGene announced today that the companies have reached a non-exclusive, multi-year global licensing agreement on NRGene’s genome-analysis technology to enhance Monsanto’s ability to predict, compare and select the best genetic makeup from its vast data sets of genetic, genomic and trait information.

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Syngenta Selects NRGene Tech to Accelerate Crop Breeding

NRGene’s GenoMAGICTM Software Makes Genomic Selection and Trait Mapping More Efficient Raleigh, North Carolina, & Ness Ziona, Israel – January 5, 2017 – Syngenta, a leading global agrochemical and seed company, has chosen NRGene’s GenoMAGICTM cloud-based software package for more comprehensive evaluations to accelerate trait discovery and breeding across diverse crops. NRGene is the leading genomic big data company. “We were very pleased with our preliminary evaluations and are taking a more thorough look at the potential of GenoMAGIC

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NRGene and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Assemble a Second Maize Reference Genome

Independent Researchers Declare Maize W22 Line Assembly High Quality and Exceptionally Accurate Ness Ziona, Israel and St Louis, Mo; December 14, 2016 – Dr. Tom Brutnell, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, in cooperation with a global team of researchers, and NRGene, the leading genomic big data company, announce the accurate assembly of the W22 maize reference genome. “We’re excited to share the data with the research community to enhance our knowledge of maize beyond what the current B73 line

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NRGene and Japan’s Kazusa DNA Research Institute Fully Reveal the Complex Genome of Strawberry Using Illumina Data

NRGene has assembled the octoploid, heterozygote genome of the commercial strawberry in only two weeks using reads produced on Illumina sequencers Ness Ziona, Israel; and Chiba, Japan, November 1, 2016 – NRGene, a globally recognized leader in genomic analysis, is the first ever to assemble the complex genome of a commercially grown strawberry. Most plant, animal, and human genomes are diploid – containing two variants from each gene. The strawberry genome contains eight nearly identical copies of each gene,

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Novogene Adds NRGene Technologies to its Genomic Analysis Services

Ness Ziona, Israel, and San Diego, September 15, 2016 – NRGene, a globally recognized leader in genomic analysis, announced today that Novogene, a leading global provider of genomic services and solutions, will further enhance its strong genomic analysis capabilities by including NRGene’s DeNovoMAGICTM2.0 and PanMAGICTM solutions in its service offerings. “As an industry leader in de novo sequencing and assembly, Novogene is pleased to announce the addition of NRGene’s technologies,” said Dr. Ruiqiang Li, founder and chief executive officer

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BGI Partners with NRGene to Provide Broadest Genomic Analysis Available

Collaboration assures BGI’s and NRGene’s commitment to the Asian market August 15, 2016, Ness Ziona, Israel and Shenzhen, China – BGI, the world’s largest omics organization, announced today that it will be offering NRGene’s technology as part of its broad genomics analysis services in agriculture research. BGI supports genomic research worldwide by offering a variety of genetic research and application technologies for the healthcare, agriculture, conservation, and environmental fields. It also publishes the respected international research journal, GigaScience, to

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Genetic Secrets of Durum Wheat for Better Pasta

Italian, Canadian, Israeli, German and U.S. Scientists Work Together to Reveal the Genetic Secrets of Durum Wheat for Better Pasta Durum wheat assembly can lead to better and more resilient durum for more nutritious food July 6, 2016 – The international collaborative research network comprising the Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA, Italy), the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), the Crop Development Centre of the University of Saskatchewan (Canada), the University of Tel Aviv (Israel), the University

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Wheat Sequencing Consortium

Wheat Sequencing Consortium Releases Key Resource to the Scientific Community Bethesda, Maryland, USA – 13 June 2016 Following the January 2016 announcement of the production of a whole genome assembly for bread wheat, the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), having completed quality control, is now making this breakthrough resource available for researchers via the IWGSC wheat sequence repository at URGI-INRA- Versailles, France. Wheat breeders and scientists around the world will be able to download and use this invaluable

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Illumina Announces Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to Receive Agricultural Greater Good Initiative Grant to Improve Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa

Project Leverages HiSeq X Ten System to Accelerate Grain Sorghum Breeding SAN DIEGO (BUSINESS WIRE)—June 7, 2016—Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) today announced that the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is the 2016 recipient of the Agricultural Greater Good Initiative grant. Their project aims to optimize breeding strategies for improving the yield and stress tolerance of grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), a critical source of nutrition to millions of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Illumina Agricultural Greater Good Initiative grant

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Israeli tech company NRGene to open St. Louis office

NRGene Selects St. Louis for U.S. Headquarters GlobalSTL initiative attracts fourth Israeli agritech company to St. Louis ST. LOUIS – April 8, 2016 – GlobalSTL, the initiative of BioSTL focused on attracting high-growth international companies to St. Louis, announced that Israeli genomics company NRGene has selected St. Louis as the location of its U.S. headquarters. NRGene is the fourth company to move to St. Louis through the GlobalSTL initiative. NRGene develops advanced computational tools leveraging big data to identify

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NRGene Inks Co-marketing Agreement with Illumina

Ness Ziona, Israel– January 7, 2016 NRGene has signed a co-marketing agreement with Illumina to promote NRGene’s proprietary de novo assembly informatics solution exclusively using Illumina sequencing technology. Under this agreement, Illumina’s global sales channel will promote NRGene’s DeNovoMAGICTM assembly technology. Together, Illumina’s sequencing technology and NRGene’s DeNovoMAGIC deliver the most practical, rapid, and cost-effective solution for assembly of complex genomes, including the largest and most diverse crop, livestock and aquaculture species. “Combining our technologies provides a remarkably dynamic

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A high quality bread wheat reference sequence will be available in less than two years

Bethesda, Maryland, USA – 6 January 2016 The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) announced today the production of a whole genome assembly of bread wheat, the most widely grown cereal in the world, significantly accelerating global research into crop improvement. The project consisted of producing a whole genome assembly of the bread wheat variety Chinese Spring based on Illumina short sequence reads assembled with NRGene’s DeNovoMAGICTM software. The public-private collaborative project is coordinated by the IWGSC and co-led

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