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Synthetic Biology

Single-cell analysis, next-generation sequencing, and synthetic DNA have all been crucial to efforts to find antibodies that could neutralize SARS-CoV-2.

The researchers used a yeast-based synthetic genomics platform to engineer and resurrect chemically synthesized clones of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in only a week.

The company — formerly called Expedeon — recently divested its proteomics and immunology businesses in order to focus on the manufacture and supply of synthetic DNA.

The method can be used with isothermal amplification and paper-based readouts to detect infectious disease drug resistance in low-resource areas.

The DNA synthesis company priced shares of common stock at $28 and increased the expected proceeds from its stock offering to $130 million.

New analyses indicate female researchers are publishing less during the coronavirus pandemic than male researchers, according to Nature News.

A study suggests people with the ApoE e4 genotype may be more likely to have severe COVID-19 than those with other genotypes, the Guardian says.

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies are searching for a genetic reason for why some people, but not others, become gravely ill with COVID-19, the Detroit Free Press reports.

In PNAS this week: forward genetics-base analysis of retinal development, interactions of T cell receptors with neoantigens in colorectal cancer, and more.