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IDT Opens San Diego Oligo Facility, Plans to Increase Staff in Iowa HQ

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (GenomeWeb News) - Integrated DNA Technologies has opened a new production center in San Diego, the company said yesterday.


As GenomeWeb News reported in December, IDT West Coast Operations is the company's first satellite production facility and gives IDT an immediate, local, next-day oligo production capability in the region, the heart of California's biotech industry. IDT obtained the facility after acquiring custom oligo supplier GenBase.


IDT also announced it is expanding its Coralville, Iowa headquarters. The 77,000 square foot addition, to be finished in February, will double the center's capacity and allow IDT to add up to 160 employees over the next two years, the company said.

The Scan

Guidelines for Ancient DNA Work

More than two dozen researchers have developed new ethical guidelines for conducting ancient DNA research, which they present in Nature.

And Cleared

A UK regulator has cleared former UK Prime Minister David Cameron in concerns he should have registered as a consultant-lobbyist for his work with Illumina, according to the Financial Times.

Suit Over Allegations

The Boston Globe reports that David Sabatini, who was placed on leave from MIT after allegations of sexual harassment, is suing his accuser, the Whitehead Institute, and the institute's director.

Nature Papers on Esophageal Cancer, Origin of Modern Horses, Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants

In Nature this week: genetic and environmental influences of esophageal cancer, domestic horse origin traced to Western Eurasian steppes, and more.