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.
Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.
Canadian researchers have re-created the horsepox virus, ScienceInsider reports.
The software is designed to offer a range of tools in one applications, including algorithms, customizable storage, and a drag and drop interface.
The Genome Project-Write researchers are meeting again, but ScienceInsider notes that the effort is lacking funds.
Technology Review writes that gene-editing approaches could be employed to make astronauts better suited to space travel.
Harvard researchers call for a discussion and development of guidelines for 'embryoid' research, NPR reports.
23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.
By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.
NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.
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