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GP-write, Twist Bioscience Whole-Genome Design Platform

Genome Project-write (GP-write) and Twist Bioscience have introduced a new technology platform for whole-genome design. The partners said that their platform, based on computer-aided design, will simplify the writing of genomes by automating workflows, facilitating collaboration, and supporting scalability not available in current genome design technology that is optimized for small-scale changes in bacterial systems. According to GP-write and Twist, the platform also will support design based on direct orders of synthetic DNA from industrial users.

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.