NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Synthetic biology firm Gen9 announced today that it has signed a deal to provide freely available DNA parts to the research community in collaboration with International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM).

iGEM is a non-profit organization that runs annual student competitions in synthetic biology. The group also maintains a registry of over 20,000 DNA parts, which are provided to participants in the competitions, as well as to academic labs.

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