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Codon Devices Builds 35KB Gene Cluster for Microbia Unit

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Codon Devices successfully built a sequence-verified 35-kilobase genetic construct for Microbia's Precision Engineering Unit, the company said today.

The construct is an 80-percent synthetic gene cluster containing a biosynthetic pathway to optimize production of an active pharmaceutical ingredient.
Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.