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 GA4GH Announces 10 New 'Driver' Projects, Including First Pediatric Partner Single-Cell MRD Assay Helps Characterize Cells Surviving Acute Myeloid Leukemia Therapy Research Triangle Institute Partners With GeneDx, Illumina for Expanded Newborn Screening Study Bionano Genomics' Third Chinese OEM Partner Gets NMPA Nod for Sample Prep Product InformedDNA Buys gWell Health, Names New CEO The Scan Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants. Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms. Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema. Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.