SGI Omics Tools Firms See Opportunities in Burgeoning Synthetic Biology Industry Premium Last week's SynBioBeta conference was indicative of the high degree of interest in the synthetic bio space from omics research tool vendors. SGI-DNA Raises $25M in Series A Financing The synthetic biology and DNA data storage firm will use the funds to launch its BioXp 3200 automated gene synthesis and cloning platform. SGI-DNA Sees Deal With Belgium's VIB as Springboard to Building European Synthetic Genomics Business Premium The La Jolla, California-based firm is moving beyond its US home market into other regions that promise growth for synthetic genomics providers. Venter Institute, SGI Researchers Build Bacterial Genome Editing Platform With Yeast, CRISPR/Cas9 A new study in Scientific Reports describes how scientists were able to replace an entire gene in a bacterial genome to study its function. SGI-DNA Inks Distribution Deal With VWR 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. Jun 7, 2013 Australia's TRI Taps SGI's Hardware to Support Biomedical Research Premium Mar 9, 2012 Japanese Genetics Institute Taps SGI Supercomputer for NGS Analysis Premium Nov 4, 2011 Kyoto University Taps SGI Infrastructure for GenomeNet Database, Bioinformatics Server Premium Dec 24, 2010 GenomeQuest, SGI Deploy Genome Analysis Platform for Ag Biotech Research at Biogemma Premium Dec 22, 2010 Biogemma, GenomeQuest, and SGI Team on Agriculture Genomics Jul 9, 2010 BioInform's Licensing Roundup: June's Software and IT Deals Premium Breaking News Ceres Nanosciences Wins $1.4M in NIH RADx Funding for Additional Wastewater Epidemiology Centers Study Unearths Features Found in Long-Term Survivors of Advanced Ovarian Cancer GenomeWeb Top 40 up 8 Percent in November, Outpacing Broader Market Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Bio-Techne Partner to Develop Carrier Screening Assay ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR-Cas9 IP to Cosmo Bio The Scan New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability. Study Reveals Potential Sex-Specific Role for Noncoding RNA in Depression A long, noncoding RNA called FEDORA appears to be a sex-specific regulator of major depressive disorder, affecting more women, researchers report in Science Advances. New mRNA Vaccines Offer Hope for Fighting Malaria A George Washington University-led team has developed mRNA vaccines for malaria that appear to provide protection in mice, as they report in NPJ Vaccines. Unique Germline Variants Found Among Black Prostate Cancer Patients Through an exome sequencing study appearing in JCO Precision Oncology, researchers have found unique pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants within a cohort of Black prostate cancer patients.