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Codex DNA Full-Length SARS-CoV-2 Synthetic Genome

Codex DNA has released a full-length synthetic genome of SARS-CoV-2 for the highly mutated and contagious Omicron variant (B.1.1.529 lineage). The genome was built with the company's BioXp 3250 fully automated synthetic biology benchtop workstation for rapid, accurate, and reproducible writing of DNA and mRNA. With the Omicron variant, Codex DNA offers a full catalogue of 14 SARS-CoV-2 synthetic genomes as well as custom-made SARS-CoV-2 genomes to support researchers. The genomes are available to researchers who pass a rigorous biosecurity screening process to ensure their responsible use, the company noted.