DNA Script has acquired an exclusive license to a novel DNA building block for use in enzymatic DNA synthesis.
GenScript believes that CustomArray's oligonucleotide synthesis and microarray manufacturing technology will enable it to better serve its customers.
The Boston-based synthetic biology company will use the proceeds to grow Bioworks3, its new organism foundry, and to expand into new markets.
In Nature this week: genomic analysis of malaria-carrying mosquitos reveals genetic diversity, and more.
The new institute, co-located with the China National GeneBank, will focus on synthetic biology technologies and applications.
Both deals should advance Ginkgo's custom microbe business as it expands into consumer goods markets such as cosmetics, nutrition, and food.
The computational tools will be designed to screen DNA sequences to detect biological threats that may arise from synthetic microbial manipulation.
A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
The yet-to-be-named entity will draw on the partners' respective resources in synthetic biology and plant and agricultural products.
The La Jolla, California-based firm is moving beyond its US home market into other regions that promise growth for synthetic genomics providers.
According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.
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.
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.