DNA Script MIT Researchers Devise Oligo Barcode-Based 'File System' for DNA Data Storage Premium The researchers have applied for a patent on their technology and have formed a startup, Cache DNA, to develop a low-cost platform for DNA storage and retrieval. DNA Script Wins $5M From DARPA to Work With Moderna on Vaccine, Therapeutics Manufacturing Platform The firm will use its enzymatic nucleic acid synthesis platform to help develop a rapid manufacturing platform for mRNA therapeutics and vaccines. DNA Script Preparing Launch of Benchtop Enzymatic Synthesizer for 'DNA on Demand' Premium The Syntax instrument, available later this year, will initially be able to make batches of 96 oligos of 60-mer length at a time with same-day turnaround. DNA Script Exclusively Licenses Modified DNA Printing Technology From Baseclick The Paris-based company plans to use the nucleic acid modification technology to synthesize qPCR probes for use in diagnostics, among other biomolecules. DNA Script Gets $1.6M From French Government to Develop qPCR Probe Manufacturing Platform DNA Script will build a prototype qPCR probe manufacturing platform that can be used in the rapid development of biothreat diagnostics. Nov 12, 2020 DNA Data Storage Alliance to Work on Interoperability, Industry Roadmap Jul 29, 2020 France's DNA Script Extends Series B Financing Round to $89M Breaking News Alternative Genetic Counseling Approach Leads to Higher Patient Satisfaction, Study Suggests Novacyt H1 Revenues Down 15 Percent Amid SARS-CoV-2 Contract Dispute Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Illumina, FDA, Grail, and More Genetic Testing Results Influence Epilepsy Patient Care and Outcomes, Study Presented at NSGC Finds In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.