synthetic biology

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has amassed a team to spot DNA orders that could be used in bioweapons, Bloomberg reports.

A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.

Biohacking Worries

The New York Times reports that biohackers are also concerned about the potential harms of DIY genetic engineering.

The Genome Project–write leaders propose the development of virus-resistant cells, according to Science.

The award expands an existing collaboration between the firms for automated organism design.

Biofuels Speed Ahead

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics are moving forward with their exploration of algae-based biofuels, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: genetic overlap between five psychiatric disorders, and more.

The company, which was founded in 2016, said it would use the funding to further develop its core gene synthesis platform.

DNA Script has acquired an exclusive license to a novel DNA building block for use in enzymatic DNA synthesis.

GenScript believes that CustomArray's oligonucleotide synthesis and microarray manufacturing technology will enable it to better serve its customers.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.