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.
ITI is seeking new technologies for assembling synthetic DNA more efficiently.
In a new paper, researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute describe the advantages of using yeast as an intermediary in bacterial genome transfer experiments.
NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.
According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.
A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.
In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.