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The Bay Area firm has built on its enzymatic barcoding technology to deliver a high-throughput, synthetic long-read library preparation technique.

Nature News reports that cloning researcher Li Ning has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for embezzling research funds.

The synthetic biology and DNA data storage firm will use the funds to launch its BioXp 3200 automated gene synthesis and cloning platform.

Just Like The Old Cat

Agence France-Presse reports that the Chinese firm Sinogene has successfully cloned a pet cat.

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.

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The Financial Times reports the US bolstering its ability to track SARS-CoV-2 alterations.

The New York Times reports that Cedars-Sinai researchers have uncovered a new strain of SARS-CoV-2 in Southern California.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pan-cancer atlas focus on miRNA biogenesis mutations, methylation analysis of pig skeletal muscles, and more.

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Eric Lander to serve as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Associated Press says.