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CNGB was founded by the Chinese government and BGI to collect genomics technologies and resources, and promote their use by the research community.

Cowen gave the company a rating of Outperform while JP Morgan assigned its shares a Neutral rating.

The French startup plans to offer a precommercial version of its hardware platform to beta testers as early as the end of 2019.

Eurofins will distribute Synthego's sgRNA products to its customers in 44 countries.

The firm said it will use the financing to continue marketing its Engineered Cells and CRISPRevolution product lines and to expand in Europe and Asia.

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.

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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.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.