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.
CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.
Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.
An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.
In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.