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Gen9 is licensing Synthetic Genomics' Febit IP, which covers methods for low-cost oligonucleotide synthesis and retrieval of sequence-validated DNA.

The synthetic DNA firm will use the funding to accelerate into a beta commercial launch in the fall. 

The BioXp 3200 system can simultaneously build 32 unique double-stranded DNA fragments, according to the company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Synthetic Genomics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Avoca and Synthetic Genomics today announced a supply agreement to extract and commercialize natural astaxanthin from algae strains developed by SGI.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Synthetic Genomics and Archer Daniels Midland today announced a deal to commercialize Omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) from algae.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Synthetic Genomics and Lung Biotechnology today announced a collaboration to develop humanized pig organs for transplantation into patients.
Lung Biotechnology has also invested $50 million in SGI, they said.

The California Institute of Technology has been awarded US Patent No. 8,497,071, "Isolation of unknown rearranged T-cell receptors from single cells."
Alejandro Balazas, Jonathan Tsai, and David Baltimore are named as inventors.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK government has approved £970,000 ($1.5 million) in funds to fuel the UK's contribution to the International Synthetic Yeast 2.0 consortium, an effort to create a synthetic yeast genome that will be used to test yeast strains for various applications, Imperial C

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Synthetic Genomics today announced a new agreement with ExxonMobil to develop algae biofuels.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Synthetic Genomics today announced today the launch of its wholly owned subsidiary SGI-DNA, and with Integrated DNA Technologies announced a deal between SGI-DNA and IDT to expand an existing collaboration.

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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.