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In Nature this week: synthetic Escherichia coli genome with fewer codons, and more.

The company will offer 3.75 million shares of its common stock at $21 per share.

The company will use the proceeds to expand its R&D capabilities and its commercial operations.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2019, the firm took orders for genes, libraries, and oligonucleotide pools from about 780 customers.

For the quarter ended March 31, Twist reported $13.6 million in revenues, up from $6.2 million during the same period last year.

The company launched last month with initial financing of $35 million and licenses to CRISPR and synthetic biology technology from the Broad and Harvard.

The partnership follows a strategic collaboration between Twist and LakePharma, announced last week, that involves the same technology.

The Economist explores potential uses of synthetic biology to alter what proteins are produced.

The company has initial financing of $35 million, and has licensed its foundational SHERLOCK and INSPECTR technologies from the Broad and Harvard, respectively.

A Swig of Bacteria

NPR reports on companies' efforts to develop genetically modified bacteria to treat disease.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.