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Broad Institute prevails in heated dispute over CRISPR patents

The US patent office ruled on Wednesday that hotly disputed patents on the revolutionary genome-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 belong to the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, dealing a blow to the University of California in its efforts to overturn those patents. Read more

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Drones, Robots Deployed As Farm Research Assistants

The robots aren’t coming – they’ve already arrived. At least, that’s the case at the University of Georgia, where a team of researchers use all-terrain rovers on the ground and drones in the air to quickly and accurately gather crop data, including growth patterns, stress tolerance and general health. Read[…]

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Certification of Pesticide Applicators of Restricted Use Pesticides

Update – Certification of Pesticide Applicators of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs) – EPA has published in the January 4, 2017 Federal Register its previously announced Final Rule “… updating the existing regulation concerning the certification … The final revised regulation [is intended to] ensure Federal certification program standards adequately protect[…]

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