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Get Your Own Customized Beer Creation Based on Your DNA

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Radioactive Tracking Helps Gain Insight on How Corn Can Repair Damage from Western Corn...

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Syngenta Reaches Settlement with Kansas Farmer Over Selling Uncertified Wheat Seed

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In Amsterdam, a museum dedicated to microbiology is looking to educate the public about the many benefits of microbes. Micropia features everything from art installations...

Molecular Assemblies raises $2.3 million for enzymatic DNA synthesis

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DNA2.0 rebrands, finding inspiration in ancient Egypt

In California, the largest US-based provider of synthetic genes for industrial and academic use is rebranding. DNA2.0 will now be known as ATUM. In...

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