Molecular Assemblies Codexis, Casdin Capital Invest $10M in Molecular Assemblies The investment is enabled through Codexis and Casdin's SynBio Innovation Accelerator and is part of Molecular Assemblies' ongoing Series B financing round. Molecular Assemblies Wins $256K NIH Phase I SBIR Grant to Develop Enzymatic DNA Synthesis The San Diego-based firm said the funding will help it develop three key steps in its chemistry: incorporation of nucleotides, deblocking, and cleanup. Molecular Assemblies Extends Series A Financing Round by $11.8M The enzymatic DNA synthesis company added money from new and existing investors to a 2019 $12.2 million Series A round led by iSelect Fund. DNA Data Storage Alliance to Work on Interoperability, Industry Roadmap Illumina, Twist Bioscience, Western Digital, and Microsoft are teaming up with others to make DNA-based data storage technologies interoperable. Codexis, Molecular Assemblies Ink Enzyme Engineering Collaboration Agreement Molecular Assemblies will combine its chemistries with Codexis' enzyme improvement platform in order to create a process for the enzymatic synthesis of DNA. Oct 2, 2019 Molecular Assemblies Raising Cash, Awareness for Enzymatic DNA Synthesis Premium Oct 1, 2019 Molecular Assemblies Raises $12.2M in Series A Financing Jun 19, 2018 UC Berkeley Team Develops Enzymatic DNA Synthesis Method Premium Jun 4, 2015 Startup Molecular Assemblies Developing Novel Enzymatic DNA Synthesis Tech Premium Breaking News In Ongoing False Advertising Suit, Judge Allows Natera Counterclaims Against Guardant Health Centogene Strikes Rare Disease Target Discovery Deal With Insilico Medicine Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gene Mutations Point to Possible Therapeutic Strategy Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Firm Mainz Biomed Taps DCN Dx to Aid European Study of Enhanced ColoAlert Assay Parse Biosciences Partners With Research Instruments for Southeast Asia Distribution The Scan Transplant Tests Edited Pig Kidneys The Associated Press reports a University of Alabama-Birmingham team transplanted genetically modified pig kidneys into a brain-dead human patient. UK Changes Some Gene-Edited Crop Rules A new law may enable gene-edited crops to be sold in the UK within about five years, New Scientist says. Pill Works Against Omicron in Lab Pfizer's antiviral pill to treat SARS-CoV-2 appears to work against the Omicron variant, the Wall Street Journal reports. Nature Papers Find Genetic Risk Factor for Smell, Taste Loss in COVID-19; Analyze TB Granulomas In Nature this week: genome-wide association study find locus linked to the risk COVID-19 patients losing their sense of taste or smell, and more.