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

Mycoplasma mycoides

A new study in Scientific Reports describes how scientists were able to replace an entire gene in a bacterial genome to study its function.

The deal covers SGI-DNA's line of DNA construct assembly kits, which are based on its Gibson Assembly DNA cloning approach, in North America and Europe.

SGI said this week that the Translational Research Institute, an Australian medical research and biopharmaceutical facility, has selected one of SGI's high-performance computing solutions to support its biomedical research efforts.

Japan's National Institute of Genetics has selected one of SGI's supercomputing systems to meet its next-generation sequence data analysis needs.

French biotech firm Biogemma has deployed an informatics infrastructure based on GenomeQuest's analysis workflows and SGI's Altix UV 1000 platform.

The firms have partnered on developing high-performance computing solutions for agriculture genomics.

Genedata, Isilon, Entelos, SGI, IDBS

Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.