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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

In Nature this week: genome-wide transcriptome analysis of brain samples from people with autism spectrum disorder, flounder genome, and more.

Researchers used T-cell transfer therapy to target mutation KRAS, according to the New York Times.

The US Senate has passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which would provide a funding boost at NIH while overhauling FDA policies.

Bloomberg reports that President-elect Donald Trump is considering Jim O'Neill for Food and Drug Administration commissioner.