Introducing the First Fully-Phased Cannabis Genome: NRGene and Kayagene Breakthrough Enables Growers to Fast-Track Breeding and Strain Development

NESS ZIONA, Israel & SALINAS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/AI?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#AIlt;/agt;–Today NRGene,
a leading agricultural genomics company based in Israel, and Kayagene,
a California-based cannabis breeding company, announce 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 earlier in the breeding program, dramatically
accelerating a process that usually takes years to develop and comes
with substantial operating costs. Breakthroughs like this carry
significant benefits for the scalability of licensed cannabis producers
around the world.

“Advanced genomics give companies like Kayagene the advantage of having
a robust program that can utilize time and money more effectively. When
you’re working with something so critical to your breeding program, it’s
important to work with the leaders in the space,” said Dr. Christopher
E. Hohn, Director of R&D, Kayagene. “I see NRGene advancing cannabis
genomics and breeding over the next couple of years in great ways.”

“We have now only begun to realize the potential in cannabis, as over
99% of its genetic diversity was never studied,” said Dr. Gil Ronen,
President, NRGene. “Our fully-phased genomes reveal the hidden secrets
of diverse cannabis strains and enable us to efficiently implement them
for future treatments of multiple human medical conditions.”

For more information and assembly results, visit: https://www.nrgene.com/solutions/cannabis/

About NRGene

NRGene
is a genomics company that provides turn-key solutions to leading
breeding companies. Using advanced algorithmics and extensive
proprietary databases, NRGene empowers breeders to reach their full
potential by achieving stronger and more productive yields in record
time. NRGene’s tools have already been implemented by some of the
leading agri-biotech companies worldwide, as well as the most
influential research teams in academia. Connect on TwitterLinkedIn,
and Facebook.

About Kayagene

Kayagene is
a cannabis seed company based out of Salinas, California, aimed at
enhancing grower productivity and profitability through innovative
genetic solutions. Their goal is to be a leader in cannabis breeding and
genetics, while supporting the needs of a rapidly-scaling
industry. Kayagene’s R&D program is grower-driven and customer-focused.
Through strong partnership development with their customers, Kayagene
develops and delivers reliable varieties that yield success.

Contacts

NRGene Media Contact:
Jessica Yingling, Ph.D., Little
Dog Communications Inc
., +1.858.344.8091, jessica@litldog.com

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