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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Synthetic Genomics today announced its acquisition of the worldwide rights to three families of patents and patent applications related to synthetic genomic technologies from Germany's Febit Holding.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid this week received CE marking for its Xpert CT/NG and Xpert CT tests, and the firm said it would begin shipping the tests in Europe immediately.

New England Biolabs and Synthetic Genomics have inked a licensing deal that will allow NEB to market a master mix based on Gibson Assembly technology for molecular and synthetic biology applications, the companies said this week.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Synthetic Genomics and New England Biolabs announced on Tuesday a non-exclusive licensing agreement for the commercialization of the Gibson Assembly Master Mix.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Synthetic Genomics and Integrated DNA Technologies today announced a deal to manufacture, market, and commercialize small synthetic gene products.

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The University of Pittsburgh has awarded J. Craig Venter the Dickson Prize for his efforts in genome sequencing, including leading efforts to sequence the first human genome and creating a living bacteria cell with synthetic DNA.

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A German-led team used carefully controlled cell cultures to develop Escherichia coli strains with 5-chlorouracil rather than the nucleotide thymine in their genome.

The firm is seeking to raise as much as $50 million in the current funding round.

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The New York Times Magazine examines gender discrimination at the Salk Institute.

Science reports that MD Anderson Cancer Center has dismissed three researchers over foreign tie concerns.

A second death in gene therapy trial for type 1 spinal muscular atrophy is under investigation, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli, a dozen genetic loci tied to varicose vein risk, and more.