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Chinese researchers have used somatic cell nuclear transfer to clone two monkeys, called Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua.

LASSO probes

The approach, published earlier this week in Nature Biomedical Engineering, uses long-adapter single-strand oligonucleotide (LASSO) probes.

Happy 20, Dolly

In a series of articles, Scientific American looks at the 20 years since Dolly the Sheep was cloned.

The programmable nuclease can replace restriction enzymes, enables cloning of large genomic sequences, and can deplete unwanted DNA species.

Agilent will offer its SureVector cloning kits through Eurofins and will supply components for cloning services performed by Eurofins.

While one researcher says cloning the mammoth may be decades away, if successful, it may lead to a theme park of species that would no longer be extinct.

The tool will simplify the design of cloning experiments using the Golden Gate Assembly method, the companies said. 

The method could speed up work on synthetic gene circuits and help make gene cloning easier throughout molecular biology.

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USPTO Publishes Two Patents, Sixteen Patent Applications Related to RNAi

The drug maker Daiichi Sankyo will use Gene Bridges' DNA recombination technology.

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The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.