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 La Jolla, California-based firm is moving beyond its US home market into other regions that promise growth for synthetic genomics providers.
Researchers are working on re-making the yeast genome from scratch, according to the Associated Press.
The Genome Project-Write researchers are meeting again, but ScienceInsider notes that the effort is lacking funds.
The company, which is collaborating with Myeloma Crowd, will use the newly-licensed minicircle DNA technology to develop therapies for multiple myeloma.
In Science this week: a suite of studies from the Synthetic Yeast genome Project.
International research teams collaborated to create five fully functioning synthetic yeast chromosomes, taking them one step closer to a whole synthetic genome.
The collaborators hope initial research in canines can be a proving ground for synthetic viruses designed to kill particular tumors, perhaps even in humans.
Harvard's George Church discusses HGP-write with the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.
The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.
CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.