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.
The research products provider bought the synthetic oligonucleotide company for an undisclosed sum.
An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.
The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.
The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.
In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.