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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Monsanto today announced it has acquired some of the assets of genomics-based plant breeding firm Agradis, a little more than one year after the company

Synthetic Genomics said this week that it has purchased from Febit Holding GmbH the worldwide rights to three families of patents and patent applications related to gene synthesis.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.