Transcriptic has added CRISPR gene editing to the list of services provided by its robotic laboratory. The service expansion is being supported by Desktop Genetics, a developer of gene-editing software that is making its CRISPR library design algorithms available to Transcriptic.
The joint venture set up by Novartis and Qualcomm has teamed up with Lux Capital to funnel $6.5 million into Science 37. Los Angeles, CA-based Science 37 will use the cash to step up the expansion of its virtual, tech-enabled model of clinical trial services. Read more >>
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Ginkgo Bioworks and Twist Bioscience have struck a deal to cement their status as two of the hottest players in the new wave of biotech startups. The one-year agreement sees Twist sign up to supply Ginkgo with 100 million base pairs of synthetic DNA.
The regulator, which has faced criticism in the past over its failure to establish a policy, set out its position in a 12-page document.
Amazon has made The Cancer Genome Atlas and The International Cancer Genome Consortium PanCancer data sets freely available through its cloud platform. The addition of the data sets continues Amazon's push to differentiate its cloud offering through the availability of data.
Illumina is to make a 5,000-genome autism database available through BaseSpace. The deal will enable researchers to analyze the genomes of people with autism and their families using tools built into Illumina's cloud computing platform.
Molecular Health has raised $27 million to drive adoption of its data-crunching technology, which includes a tool aimed at drug developers. The investment moves the sum raised by Molecular Health to date beyond the $100 million mark.
The Silicon Valley biotech investment scene just gained another major player: Andreessen Horowitz. And with $200 million to spend and a plan to place three to four small bets each quarter, the VC shop has the potential to help numerous life science IT startups get up and running.
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