Ginkgo Bioworks Ginkgo Bioworks to Go Public With $1.63B in Proceeds From SPAC Merger The company originally announced its intention to go public through the merger with Soaring Eagle in May and will begin trading on the NYSE on Friday. Ginkgo Bioworks H1 2021 Revenues Nearly Triple The company said it launched 11 new cell programs in the first half of 2021 and increased the estimate for total new programs by year-end to 30. Rockefeller Foundation Funds Global Pathogen Sequencing With $20M, Forms Collaborations The funding and alliances mark the first step in the foundation's establishment of a pandemic prevention institute, which will collaborate with similar efforts elsewhere. Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Dutch DNA Biotech The news comes less than a week after Ginkgo announced its plan to merge with SPAC Soaring Eagle Acquisition in order to go public. Berkeley Lights to Launch Subscription Option for Smaller Biotech Firms Premium The firm also exercised "buy down" rights to two workflows developed with Ginkgo Bioworks and announced changes to its board of directors. May 11, 2021 Ginkgo Bioworks Going Public Through Merger With SPAC Mar 30, 2021 Ginkgo Bioworks, Olive Labs, CQuentia to Provide SARS-CoV-2 Pooled Testing in K-12 Schools Mar 26, 2021 Dascena Labs, Ginkgo Bioworks Partner to Scale Pooled SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Schools Dec 10, 2020 Ginkgo Bioworks, Octant to Establish Bay Area Coronavirus Test Processing Facility Nov 25, 2020 In Brief This Week: Fluidigm, Centogene, Ginkgo Bioworks, Applied DNA Sciences, More Oct 5, 2020 Berkeley Lights Helps Researchers Connect Genomic, Functional Characteristics of Cells Premium Aug 7, 2020 Illumina Sees Expanding Sequencing Market in COVID-19 Response, Despite Short-Term Woes Premium Jul 31, 2020 NIH Awards $249M to Seven Firms for Rapid Acceleration of COVID-19 Diagnostics May 28, 2020 Ginkgo Bioworks Nabs $70M Investment from Illumina, Others to Build Coronavirus NGS Testing May 12, 2020 High-Throughput Diagnostic COVID-19 Sequencing Assays May Enable Large-Scale Testing Premium Jan 22, 2020 M&A Deals in MDx/Omics Research Tools Space Up 13 Percent in 2019 Premium Oct 10, 2019 Ginkgo Bioworks Launches $350M Funding Vehicle for Spinoffs Oct 1, 2019 Ginkgo Bioworks, Berkeley Lights Strike $150M Synthetic Biology Deal Breaking News Ancient DNA Analysis Highlights Three Ancestral Populations in Japan FDA Warns of Potential False Positives With Abbott SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Tests New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Oxford Nanopore, Beckman Coulter, Thermo Fisher Scientific, More People in the News: New Appointments at Sema4, NHGRI, Dante Labs, Ancestry, More Thermo Fisher Scientific Expects 12 Percent Revenue Growth in 2022 In Brief This Week: Myriad Genetics, Danaher, Co-Diagnostics, and More The Scan For Those Thick Tiger Stripes Tigers in India with thick stripes harbor a genetic change, as Gizmodo reports. High GABA Tomatoes The Japan News reports that genome-edited tomatoes with higher GABA levels are now for sale in Japan. Approach for Inclusivity and Diversity A National Human Genome Research Institute team calls for the field to "adopt diversity as an ethos." Science Papers on Tumors Immune System Evasion; Drivers of Genomic Instability, Inflammation In Science this week: study of how tumors evade the adaptive immune system, and more.