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African agriculture fund designates $135M to expand food production The African Agriculture Fund announced Monday that it has designated $135 million for expanded food production, agricultural processing and distribution, for small holder farms especially, PANA/Afrique en ligne reports. AAF ‘aims to aid private sector companies that implement strategies to enhance and diversify meals creation and distribution in Africa by giving equity funding including strengthening the administration and modernization of the agricultural sector on the continent,’ the news headlines service writes over the counter . In a news release, AAF said it could ‘make investments as high as USD20m per portfolio company, targeting entities with robust growth and management leads.

today announced that it’ll contribute genotyping data for a large set of validated rare and common genomic variants to the 1000 Genomes Project. This powerful data consists of genotyping information from more than 2 million single nucleotide polymorphisms , and insertions/deletions , many of which were not available from any supply previously. The launch includes common and uncommon variants genotyped on the four main HapMap populations: Caucasian , Yoruba/African , Chinese , and Japanese , aswell as on the larger HapMap Stage 3 sample-set. The data will be incorporated in to the 1000 Genomes open public data repository and will be freely available.