Synthetic Biology Molecular Assemblies Wins $256K NIH Phase I SBIR Grant to Develop Enzymatic DNA Synthesis The San Diego-based firm said the funding will help it develop three key steps in its chemistry: incorporation of nucleotides, deblocking, and cleanup. Synthego Preemptively Sues Agilent Technologies to Ward Off CRISPR Patent Infringement Allegations Agilent allegedly tried to get Synthego to license patents related to CRISPR guide RNAs and threatened to escalate its response when Synthego did not do so. Colossal Begins Ambitious De-Extinction Plan With Elephant Sequencing Project, Despite Critics Premium As Colossal forges ahead with its plans to bring back the woolly mammoth and other extinct species, some have expressed skepticism about its goals. Secondcell Bio Hopes to Make Creation of Cell Lines as Easy as Building Legos Premium The New York City-based startup is offering a 20-year-old technology to build new cell lines to the wider scientific community for the first time. Hexagon Bio Raises $61M in Private Financing Round The company has developed a platform designed to identify therapeutic small molecules and their protein targets directly from microbial genomes. Sep 14, 2021 Ginkgo Bioworks to Go Public With $1.63B in Proceeds From SPAC Merger Sep 13, 2021 Twist Bioscience, Adicet Bio Ink Cancer Collaboration; Barclays Initiates Twist Coverage Aug 6, 2021 Twist Bioscience Fiscal Q3 Revenues Grow 65 Percent Jul 20, 2021 DNA Manufacturer OriCiro Genomics Raises ¥800M in Series B Round Jun 23, 2021 Codex DNA Closes $122.7M IPO Jun 11, 2021 MIT Researchers Devise Oligo Barcode-Based 'File System' for DNA Data Storage Premium May 17, 2021 Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Dutch DNA Biotech May 7, 2021 Twist Bioscience Hits Technical Milestone for DNA Data Storage Premium May 6, 2021 Twist Bioscience Q2 Revenues Grow 62 Percent Apr 28, 2021 Twist Bioscience, Vivlion Partner on Guide RNA Libraries for CRISPR Applications Apr 15, 2021 Molecular Assemblies Extends Series A Financing Round by $11.8M Apr 14, 2021 Twist Bioscience, Pure Biologics Partner on Antibody Discovery for Immunoncology Apr 12, 2021 Piper Sandler Initiates Coverage of Twist Bioscience, Codexis With Overweight Ratings Mar 18, 2021 DNA Script Preparing Launch of Benchtop Enzymatic Synthesizer for 'DNA on Demand' Premium Mar 2, 2021 Twist Bioscience, Watchmaker Genomics Partner on High-Throughput NGS Applications Feb 23, 2021 DNA Script Exclusively Licenses Modified DNA Printing Technology From Baseclick Feb 5, 2021 Twist Bioscience Reveals MRD Testing Applications, Regeneron Genotyping Project Premium Feb 4, 2021 Twist Bioscience Fiscal Q1 Revenues Grow 64 Percent; JP Morgan Downgrades to Underweight Jan 4, 2021 Evercore ISI Downgrades Twist Bioscience to In-Line Rating Dec 16, 2020 Sherlock Biosciences Receives $5M Gates Foundation Grant for COVID-19 Self-Test Load More Breaking News Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants Highlights Natural Variation, Gene Function Cystic Fibrosis Sinus Infections Involve Microbes With Shifting Evolution Patterns Molecular Assemblies Wins $256K NIH Phase I SBIR Grant to Develop Enzymatic DNA Synthesis Vibrent Health, VCU Partner to Offer Twin Research Platform Castle Biosciences Acquires Cernostics for up to $80M Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Inivata Partner on Clinical Liquid Biopsy Studies The Scan Could Mix It Up The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says. Closest to the Dog New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs. Offer to Come Back The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back. PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.