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Gen9 will make new versions of DNA parts for use by iGEM collaborators, including participants in the non-profit's annual student competition.

In Science this week: issues in reproducibility, circulating DNA predicts breast cancer relapse, and more.

The firm sold 5,609,756 shares of its common stock at $41 per share. Proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes and strategic acquisitions or investments.

The Synthetic Way

Synthetic life with extra bases might not only provide new drugs, but also a view into other ways life could evolve, Technology Review reports.

MIT researchers have developed genetic parts that can be used to program gene expression in the commensal gut bacterium Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron.

The funding will support the creation ofAlberta's first synthetic biology maker space at the University of Lethbridge. 

The new 8,000-square-foot building will support oligonucleotide manufacturing for molecular biology applications such as qPCR, next-generation sequencing, and synthetic biology.

Genome Compiler will incorporate Addgene's plasmid library into its design software and collaboration platform for synthetic biology.

The investment from the UK will create an integrated biology research complex with lab space for 350 researchers and establish the Centre for Tissue Repair.

The method could speed up work on synthetic gene circuits and help make gene cloning easier throughout molecular biology.


The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.