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The House Committee on Energy and Commerce asked questions of Craig Venter, Anthony Fauci, and others as it sought explanations of the technology and discussed ethical implications and oversight of the burgeoning field.

Contestants in GenoCon will computationally redesign the genome of Arabidopsis thaliana so that it can eliminate and detoxify airborne formaldehyde.

The BBSRC and EPSRC have granted over $2 million to support synthetic biology projects involving UK/Europe collaborations.

The Keck Futures Initiative awards are providing up to $100,000 to scientists and to new programs seeking to find new applications for synthetic biology, and to review its role in the future of bioscience.

The agreement gives Applied Biosystems Deutschland approximately 58 percent of GeneArt's shares.

The DOE components of the 2010 version of the act would create sequencing facilities and aim to advance synthetic biology.

The Biofab facility will develop parts, new methods, and ethics for synthetic biology programs.

A proposed HHS guidance for synthetic biology roughly fits a harmonization effort started by the International Gene Synthesis Consortium.

The European group finalized its code of conduct for gene synthesis, covering ethics, biosafety, and biosecurity aspects of gene synthesis.

The company will use the NIAID funding to develop its synthetic biology technologies.

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Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.