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IDT Opens $10M HQ Expansion in Iowa; Plans to Boost Headcount by Half

NEW YORK, June 23 (GenomeWeb News) - Integrated DNA Technologies opened its new $10 million headquarters expansion yesterday in Coralville, Iowa, the company said today.


The 77,000-sq.-ft. facility doubles the company's HPLC, R&D, and production capabilities. It follows a new satellite facility in San Diego and recent acquisitions of GenBase and Synthegen.


IDT's headquarters currently employs 338 staffers, a number it hopes to increase by up to 50 percent in the next two years, the company said. The company also has offices in Montreal.

The Scan

Genes Linked to White-Tailed Jackrabbits' Winter Coat Color Change

Climate change, the researchers noted in Science, may lead to camouflage mismatch and increase predation of white-tailed jackrabbits.

Adenine Base Editor Targets SCID Mutation in New Study

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, report in Cell that adenine base editing was able to produce functional T lymphocytes in a model of severe combined immune deficiency.

Researchers Find Gene Affecting Alkaline Sensitivity in Plants

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Science have found a locus affecting alkaline-salinity sensitivity, which could aid in efforts to improve crop productivity, as they report in Science.

International Team Proposes Checklist for Returning Genomic Research Results

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics present a checklist to guide the return of genomic research results to study participants.