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The software is designed to offer a range of tools in one applications, including algorithms, customizable storage, and a drag and drop interface.

To Make a Genome

The Genome Project-Write researchers are meeting again, but ScienceInsider notes that the effort is lacking funds.

Space Survival

Technology Review writes that gene-editing approaches could be employed to make astronauts better suited to space travel.

Call for Guidance

Harvard researchers call for a discussion and development of guidelines for 'embryoid' research, NPR reports.

In Science this week: a suite of studies from the Synthetic Yeast genome Project.

The worldwide distribution agreement expands Oxford's existing product and service portfolio, streamlining workflows for current customers, the company said.

Gene Drives Ahead

The UN Convention on Biodiversity has rejected a moratorium on gene drives, Nature News says.

The company is hoping to find a niche among customers who want the quality of high-throughput oligonucleotide synthesis but smaller order volumes.

The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology urges the adoption of a biodefense strategy, Tech Review reports.

The company said it would use the funding to continue licensing its DNA design technology in the cell and gene therapy markets.

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At a meeting this week, researchers and others discussed the regulatory oversight needed for germline genome editing.

The US Food and Drug Administration has asked questions about Myriad Genetics' GeneSight test, according to Bloomberg.

Researchers report that neutrophil extracellular traps appear to binds gallstones together, according to New Scientist.

In Science this week: approach to infer genotype-by-environment interaction from genetic variants associated with phenotypic variability, and more.