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The index underperformed the Dow Jones, the Nasdaq, and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index, which all rose in August.

The international competition's goal is to spark innovation and accelerate safe returns to work, school, and other public activities.

The Bay Area DNA synthesis company said it was "not significantly affected" by the COVID-19 pandemic and beat Wall Street revenue estimates.

Twist will give Takeda access to its phage display libraries to help Takeda discover and validate antibodies needed for the development of new biologics. 

The North Carolina State University team is working on scaling the technology further and may form a company to develop it commercially.

News items for the week of June 1, 2020.

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The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: online database of SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, atlas of the human brain, and more.