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Single-cell analysis, next-generation sequencing, and synthetic DNA have all been crucial to efforts to find antibodies that could neutralize SARS-CoV-2.

Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz led the round, joined by 8VC, SV Angel, Allen & Co, and several other undisclosed private investors.

The synthetic biology firm had total revenues of $19.3 million and withdrew its financial guidance for fiscal year 2020 citing uncertainty caused by COVID-19.

In Nature this week: method to cluster cells based on single-cell RNA sequencing reads, synthetic genomics platform reconstructs SARS-CoV-2, and more.

The researchers used a yeast-based synthetic genomics platform to engineer and resurrect chemically synthesized clones of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in only a week.

On a conference call to discuss the firm's fiscal Q1 financial results, Twist executives detailed the firm's vision for near- and long-term growth.

A hearing scheduled for Friday, part of a lawsuit filed by Agilent was cancelled, leading to speculation the sides were close to a settlement.

Researchers in academia and industry are showing interest in the scale offered by Inscripta's Onyx platform for genome editing, launched in October.

The firm said it plans to sign between five and 10 additional biopharma collaborations in fiscal year 2020, some with milestone and royalty payment structures.

The firm reported full year revenues of $54.4 million and fiscal Q4 revenues of $15.7 million, beating the consensus Wall Street estimates for both.

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President Donald Trump announced the US would be leaving the World Health Organization, NBC News reports.

A study of Great Danes homes in on a genomic region linked to fearfulness.

CDC head says a new analysis indicates earlier testing wouldn't have caught viral spread, NPR reports.

In PLOS this week: gene expression and epigenetics of Indonesian populations, hookworm parasite secretome, and more.