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Blood Test to Detect Prenatal Genetic Defects to Soon be a Reality

A recent article on BillionToOne: A unique healthcare innovation by a young Indian scientist has the potential to radically change how prenatal genetic testing is done to identify fetal abnormalities. FIT interviews Sukrit Silas, a PhD from Stanford and the Chief Science Officer at BillionToOne, a Y Combinator Company. They’ve developed a non-invasive pre...

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Evonetix named Best Synthetic Biology Company at OBN Awards

From Evonetix:EVONETIX LTD (‘Evonetix’), the Cambridge-based company pioneering an innovative approach to scalable and high-fidelity gene synthesis, has received the award for “Best Emerging Synthetic Biology Company” at the 10th Anniversary of the Oxford Bioscience Network (OBN) Awards, in recognition of the Company’s novel gene synthesis technology, and its potential to facilitate the ra...

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PRESS RELEASE: Diabetes Prevention Program Helps Hurricane Harvey Survivors

From Omada Health:Stamford, Conn. — Oct. 10, 2018— Americares has launched a new digital diabetes prevention program to improve the health of low-income patients in hurricane-impacted communities. The health-focused relief organization is partnering with digital medicine company Omada Health to enroll Texas patients from free clinics in a year-long diabetes prevention program. “Untrea...

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The DNA data storage machine that’s the size of a school bus

From MIT Technology Review: The DNA data storage machine that’s the size of a school bus   by Antonio Regalado In a world awash with data, DNA is a hugely compact way to store it. The data on every iPhone, PC, and server rack on the planet could fit in a Jacuzzi’s worth of genetic letters, for example. It’s also incredibly durable: DNA can last for thousands of years so...

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Evonetix partner with LioniX International to enable DNA synthesis at scale

From Evonetix:EVONETIX LTD (‘Evonetix’), the Cambridge-based company pioneering an innovative approach to scalable and high-fidelity gene synthesis, and LioniX International, a leading global provider of customised microsystem solutions in scalable production volumes, will collaborate to scale up production of prototype microelectromechanical systems (MEMs) for DNA synthesis. LioniX Internation...

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'Cat parents think it's cool': A Peter Thiel-backed startup pursuing mouse meat for dogs has begun selling its first products

From Business Insider:A vegan pet food startup called Wild Earth recently scored $450,000 from tech mogul Peter Thiel along with backing from Mars Veterinary, the world's biggest pet food maker.Its first products — vegan dog treats made with koji, a type of fungus similar to mushrooms — went on sale Monday.Wild Earth's CEO told Business Insider he plans to eventually ge...

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Aspect Biosystems Appoints Spiro Getsios as VP of Tissue Engineering

Press Release: Aspect Biosystems, a leader in the field of 3D bioprinting and tissue engineering, is pleased to announce the appointment of Spiro Getsios as its new Vice President of Tissue Engineering. Spiro joins Aspect following his role as Director of Biology at GlaxoSmithKline and over 10 years as faculty member at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. In h...

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9 DNA Data Storage Companies to Watch (incl. Catalog DNA, Evonetix)

Nanalyze.com: The storage capacity of DNA is so powerful that all the data in the world could be stored in a volume of less than 3 gallons. It was in January of 2017 that we first wrote about using DNA to store data, pointing out an Irish startup that was selling a DNA storage device on Amazon. While the device is no longer available for whatever reason, there are now a whole b...

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