NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A collaboration between a veterinary oncologist, synthetic DNA manufacturer Gen9, and design software firm Autodesk claims to have created the largest synthetic viral genome to date, which will be used in clinical trials to treat cancer in dogs using oncolytic viruses.

The synthetic canine adenovirus Type 2 (CAV-2) genome measures between 32 and 33 kilobases, a record, based on a recent literature search, Gen9 VP of Research and Development Devin Leake told GenomeWeb. He noted that several synthetized bacterial genomes have been larger.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

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