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The DNA foundries have been funded through an £18 million ($23.5 million) investment from the BBSRC and should all be fully operational by next year.

A group of organizations in the UK say that there needs to be discussions about the use of technologies such as CRISPR/Cas-9 for human germline editing.

The partners received £30,000 (about $46,000) in funding from the BBSRC to support their metabolomics data-sharing and analyses activities.

£30M will go toward the creation of three new Synthetic Biology Research Centres, while £8M will be used for research developing synthetic DNA fragments.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The UK government will invest £125 million ($200.2 million) in the training and development of 1,250 new students pursuing PhDs in the life sciences, agriculture, and biotechnology, Business Secretary Vince Cable announced today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Three US funding agencies, along with partners in the UK and Israel, will provide up to $12 million next year to support multidisciplinary research projects that will use genomics and a wide range of other methods to better understand how infectious disease pathogens are tr

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Three UK science funding agencies have jointly contributed £5.6 million ($9.4 million) toward the European X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFEL) project, a facility currently under construction in Hamburg, Germany that will provide scientists with access to advanced crystallogr

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK is investing £12 million ($19.9 million) to establish new synthetic biology facilities and provide training in the field, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council announced on Wednesday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pilot opportunity was launched on Tuesday by US and UK funding agencies to simplify the funding application process for researchers in the two countries who wish to collaborate on projects.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK government is providing £40 million ($65.8 million) to fund three new synthetic biology research centers that will serve as key components of a national strategy to ramp up research and industry capabilities in this field.

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Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.