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The firm hasn't yet specified how many shares it is offering or at what price but noted that its stock would trade under the Nasdaq symbol TWST.

Ranomics said it has inked a distribution agreement with Axil Scientific for Ranomics' VariantFind DNA libraries in Singapore.

Arbor will provide reagents to Tataa for its courses on next-generation sequencing applications, while Tataa will distribute Arbor's products in European countries.

Synthetic Treatment

Researchers from Synlogic are testing a synthetic biology-based treatment for phenylketonuria, according to the New York Times.

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.

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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.