French biopreservation firm Imagene will provide Twist with DNAshell technology and services to advance the storage of digital data in DNA.
Evercore analysts set a price target of $30.50 for the company and said they see opportunities in DNA synthesis, NGS tools, pharmaceuticals, and DNA data storage.
The R&D collaboration will examine a Western Digital theory that moving computational power closer to large genomic datasets can speed up analysis.
Aside from its core synthetic biology business, the company has expanded into NGS and is looking to move into drug discovery and DNA data storage.
Technology Review reports on startup Catalog Technologies' prototype to store data as DNA.
With $93M in new funding, large-scale storage vendor Qumulo is making a deeper push into life sciences, supporting research and clinical genomics alike.
University of Washington researchers are collecting pictures from people to encode in DNA to explore its use as data storage device, Wired reports.
The new partnership between Cloudian, OnRamp Bioinformatics, and ScaleMatrix seeks to cut the costs and processing time of sequencing analysis.
Microsoft is exploring using DNA as a data storage device, Technology Review reports.
A comparison of single-cell RNA sequencing profiles from more than 1,000 fresh or frozen samples suggests cryopreservation does not alter general transcriptome patterns.
Retraction Watch reports that a paper was pulled because it refers to a gene that doesn't exist in mice.
Researchers were able to generate fertilized northern white rhinoceros eggs, according to Mashable.
Former Orig3n employees raise concerns about its testing at Bloomberg Businessweek.
In PLOS this week: microRNA expression changes in hepatocellular carcinoma, real-time PCR-based approach for diagnosing schistosomiasis, and more.