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

Molecular Assemblies will combine its chemistries with Codexis' enzyme improvement platform in order to create a process for the enzymatic synthesis of DNA.

The Bay Area startup is offering a no-touch method to separate cell populations for downstream analysis in genomics and synthetic biology applications.

The firm is offering approximately 3 million shares and said it may use a portion of the proceeds to acquire, license, or invest in complementary businesses or products.

The company said it is using the technology for synthetic biology, diagnosis of inherited genetic diseases, liquid biopsy, and infectious disease detection.

The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: soil bacteria-derived small molecules affect centrosomal protein, microfluidics approach for capturing circulating tumor cells, and more.