In Nature this week: synthetic Escherichia coli genome with fewer codons, and more.
During the second quarter of fiscal 2019, the firm took orders for genes, libraries, and oligonucleotide pools from about 780 customers.
The Economist explores potential uses of synthetic biology to alter what proteins are produced.
In Science this week: the synthetic genetic system hachimoji, and more.
Ohio State University researchers found that a phosphorothioate-modified DNA-crRNA duplex completely blocked the function of Cas12a.
Agilent alleges that Twist CEO Emily Leproust and other employees stole trade secrets from it. A trial date has been set for Feb. 24, 2020.
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has amassed a team to spot DNA orders that could be used in bioweapons, Bloomberg reports.
The Genome Project–write leaders propose the development of virus-resistant cells, according to Science.
ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics are moving forward with their exploration of algae-based biofuels, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The computational tools will be designed to screen DNA sequences to detect biological threats that may arise from synthetic microbial manipulation.
Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.
A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.
Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.
In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.