NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Twist Bioscience and the BioBricks Foundation (BBF) announced today that they will work together to construct a collection of synthetic DNA that will be made freely available to the research community.

Under the terms of the deal, BBF will pay Twist for the synthesis of 10,000 genes, including ones suggested by researchers through an open online forum. Once manufactured, the genes will be offered by BBF to the research community at no cost through an open material transfer agreement with Twist.

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