Accelerating rice improvement in South Asia

Blog - Rice is a crucial staple food for about half a billion people in Asia, but it suffers from diseases that reduce yields, destroy harvests and put food security and livelihoods at risk. But there is hope – by tracking DNA markers of natural genetic variants through generations of crosses, breeders can identify better combinations that enrich crop vitality and resilience leading to more reliable and sustainable rice production.

30 July 2018
Food chain resilience in a changing world

Blog - A few weeks ago, we were joined by experts and industry leaders at our biennial Government Chemist Conference, and this year’s theme was ‘Food chain resilience in a changing world’. Attendees were treated to a variety of presentations about food chain resilience from Food Standards Agency, Public Health England, the European Commission’s Joint Research Council, Cambridge University, and many others.

04 July 2018
LGC genomics team tops DNA sequencing services rankings for seventh time in nine years

News - Achievement underlines expertise of Berlin sequencing team

22 December 2016
LGC’s robust plant sample kit improves data quality

News - Plant sample collection kit improves preservation of sample material and quality of genotyping and sequencing data

19 February 2015
New search tool gives online access to 110,000 SNP genotyping assays

News - 110,000 wet lab-validated KASP™ Assays made available through new, online KASP assay search tool

06 October 2014
Horizon Discovery and LGC awarded Technology Strategy Board grant to develop standardization for next generation cancer diagnostics

News - Project funds research and development of novel reference materials to serve clinical diagnostics

16 June 2014
Genomic selection: methods in crop and animal breeding

Blog - Genomic selection through genotyping is more accurate than conventional breeding methods and promises to revolutionise crop and animal breeding. The question is, which genotyping solution is right for the challenges you face?

18 February 2019
How tGBS-driven genomic selection can help you get to market faster

Blog - Plant and animal breeding programs often take generations to improve quality and yield but using a genotyping protocol with targeted sequencing can bring you genetic gains faster. Could your plant- or animal breeding program use a boost?

25 February 2019
Swift Biosciences and LGC partner on targeted sequencing sssays for AgBio market

News - LGC will be Swift’s exclusive worldwide partner for amplicon-based targeted sequencing assays for genotyping AgBio samples, including crop species and animals

24 February 2020