The Silicon Valley startup has launched with a proprietary automation platform, and counts CRISPR researcher Jennifer Doudna among its new investors.
The company emerged from stealth mode this month and traces roots to both rocket maker SpaceX and the shuttered sequencing company Halcyon Molecular.
The acquisition of San Diego-based ValueGene expands IDT's presence in Southern California.
IDT said that the acquisition is expected to expand the customer base for its custom synthetic nucleic acid business across Southeast Asia.
A paper in Nature Biotechnology showed that the guide RNAs increased genome editing efficiency in human primary T cells and hematopoietic stem cells.
The company believes it can make oligonucleotide synthesis faster and cheaper than currently available methods, and plans to launch a platform in the next year.
The firm will be a preferred supplier of synthetic oligonucleotides to Research Councils UK Shared Services Centre Ltd.
The German firm will provide synthetic oligos to the RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd.
Under the contract, Integrated DNA Technologies will supply the Research Councils UK with synthetic oligonucleotides.
Glycon will distribute and provide services for Integrated DNA Technologies' synthetic nucleic acids and related offerings.
A Karmagenes researcher has lost his position after reportedly admitting to data fabrication, according to Retraction Watch.
Two neuroscientists write in Nature News that solving the "reproducibility crisis" in science may require changing the requirements for publication.
In Nature this week: genomic analysis of prehistoric New Mexicans, a nanopore method for mapping DNA methylation, and more.
A new study finds that adding missing good bacteria to the skin microbiome of atopic dermatitis patients decreases Staphylococcus aureus colonization.