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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.

Craig Venter and his colleagues develop a minimal bacterial genome of 473 genes, though the function of a third of those genes is unknown.

Following the latest financing and a recently completed Series C round, Twist has raised a total of $133 million since it was founded in 2013.

SGI will use unique DNA design, DNA synthesis, genome editing, and genome modification tools to develop engineered primary pig cells with modified genomes. 

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The Associated Press reports that a state board in Texas has asked ANDE, a maker of rapid DNA machines, to halt its work there.

James Wyngaarden, the former director of the US National Institutes of Health, has died at 94, according to Duke University School of Medicine.

Researchers find that a 30-year-old skull comes from a narwhal-beluga hybrid, according to Science News.

In Nature this week: study of value diversity in GWAS, Epstein-Barr virus subtypes linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma risk, and more.