At the Singularity University conference, Craig Venter tells the Wall Street Journal that such a mix of entrepreneurs, computing, and others brings about "synergistic conversations." He adds that he attributes some of the success of his institute and work in synthetic biology to integrating a number of disciplines.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.