Genetic Diversity

Documenting and protecting genetic diversity


  • Develop tools and technologies to improve the knowledge base of genetic behaviors.
  • Attain the highest order of bioethical company standards.

We support the principles of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

We provide tools and technologies that help scientists explore the origins of life and how they can be re-created and reproduced to cure devastating diseases. Our products enable pioneering work in uncharted territories to recapture biodiversity loss. This work requires high standards of ethical conduct and accountability.

We are working to:

  1. Develop the technologies to enable sequencing and archiving of the genes of a multitude of species.
  2. Synthetically mimic selected characteristics of natural organisms to eliminate the need to harvest from nature.


  • Collaborated with the USDA and Germany's IPK on a breakthrough that will facilitate new crop breeding programs
  • Launched GeneArt® Precision TALs


Collaborating Internationally on Barley Breeding Innovation

As the world’s population continues to grow, we are helping countries produce abundant food by providing tools needed to develop new, high-yield, nutrient-rich crops able to grow in challenging environments. Collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research in Germany (IPK) led to a true breakthrough that will facilitate crop-breeding programs by conducting a barley DNA genotyping-by-sequencing study on the Ion PGM™ Sequencer. Read More


Introducing GeneArt® Precision TALs

In 2012, we launched GeneArt® Precision TALs, generally referred to as TAL effector proteins (TALE), which allow researchers the ability to edit genomes and control gene activity with unprecedented precision and reliability. The development of TAL effector proteins has been closely watched by synthetic biologists, who are interested in utilizing them in research to develop solutions for better healthcare, agriculture, and energy. Read More

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