Switzerland's Syngenta has announced that it has completed the Rice Genome Map in collaboration with Myriad Genetics Inc of the US, the first time the genetic profile of a crop has been unveiled. In addition to finding the DNA sequence of virtually every gene, Syngenta has undertaken an analysis of gene expression and of rice proteins. Because rice is a model for other cereals, the knowledge from this genome map may lead to opportunities for enhanced food crops like wheat, corn and barley.