synthetic biology Ginkgo Bioworks H1 2021 Revenues Nearly Triple The company said it launched 11 new cell programs in the first half of 2021 and increased the estimate for total new programs by year-end to 30. $60M Wellcome Leap R3 Program to Support Network of RNA-Based Biofoundries Premium The program is expected to aid increased investments in RNA-based products, which the organizers maintain are currently limited by manufacturing constraints. Codex DNA Q2 Revenues Rise 76 Percent The revenue increase was related to new products and a rise in royalties and collaboration research program revenue, according to the firm. CRISPR-Based Wearable Diagnostics Enable SARS-CoV-2 Detection Through Mask Premium Synthetic biology and CRISPR have enabled researchers to develop wearable sensors that can detect a variety of viruses and bacteria, including SARS-CoV-2. Breaking News Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: 23andMe, Rady Children's, Stilla Technologies, and More Single-Cell Tumor Classifier Algorithm Unveiled at ASHG, Provides Tissue of Origin SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More The Scan Not Immediately Told The US National Institutes of Health tells lawmakers that one of its grantees did not immediately report that it had developed a more infectious coronavirus, Science says. Seems Effective in Kids The Associated Press reports that the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children appears to be highly effective at preventing symptomatic disease. Intelligence Warning on Bioeconomy Threats US intelligence warns over China's focus on technologies and data related to the bioeconomy, the New York Times reports. PLOS Papers on Campylobacteriosis Sources, Inherited Retinal Dystrophies, Liver Cancer Prognosis In PLOS this week: approach to uncover source of Campylobacteriosis, genetic risk factors for inherited retinal dystrophies, and more.