Chinese researchers have used somatic cell nuclear transfer to clone two monkeys, called Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua.
The approach, published earlier this week in Nature Biomedical Engineering, uses long-adapter single-strand oligonucleotide (LASSO) probes.
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.
USPTO Publishes Two Patents, Sixteen Patent Applications Related to RNAi
The drug maker Daiichi Sankyo will use Gene Bridges' DNA recombination technology.
Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.
The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.
US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.
In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.