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GenScript believes that CustomArray's oligonucleotide synthesis and microarray manufacturing technology will enable it to better serve its customers.

The La Jolla, California-based firm is moving beyond its US home market into other regions that promise growth for synthetic genomics providers.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche said this week that it will invest CHF 240 million ($258.4 million) in a new diagnostics center at its Penzberg, Germany biotech center near Munich.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Almac Diagnostics said this week that it has launched a next-generation sequencing service to its portfolio, which also includes microarray, qPCR, and immunohistochemical offerings.

Patent watchdog firm Troll Busters has chosen to abandon its lawsuit against more than a dozen life science companies for false patent marking related to various nucleic acid detection, amplification, and cloning technologies, according to recently filed court documents.

The firms intend to develop next-generation proteins and enzymes based on synthetic biology.

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A proposed HHS guidance for synthetic biology roughly fits a harmonization effort started by the International Gene Synthesis Consortium.

Five firms have formed the International Gene Synthesis Consortium to set gene and customer screening protocols that address security concerns.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.

The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

ScienceInsider reports that US National Institutes of Health researchers were told in the fall they could not obtain new human fetal tissue.

In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.