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synthetic genomics

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.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: effort to reduce E. coli genome, and more.

Mycoplasma mycoides

A new study in Scientific Reports describes how scientists were able to replace an entire gene in a bacterial genome to study its function.

The Scientist traces the career path of the J. Craig Venter Institute's Clyde Hutchinson.

The researchers identified new combinations of mutated genes and drugs that could provide the platform for future cancer therapies. 

From Scratch

Researchers and business leaders unveil their plan for HGP-write to synthesize full genomes.

A proposal published in Science lays out a vision to drive down the cost of fabricating genomes and accelerate research and innovation in synthetic biology.

Behind Closed Doors

Harvard's George Church says that a project to create synthetic human genomes at the center of last week's controversial meeting is at the 'thought experiment' stage.

Cell By Design

Researchers have developed a programming language to design computational circuits for living cells.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.

The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.

The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.

In Nature this week: mobile phone-based targeted DNA sequencing, and more.