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Informatics

Ginkgo, Transcriptic get DARPA grant

by Melody M. Bomgardner
April 29, 2018 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 96, ISSUE 18

 

Synthetic biology firm Ginkgo Bioworks and Transcriptic, which is applying robots and cloud computing in the lab, have been awarded a $9.5 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The grant is part of a program to improve experimental design across scientific disciplines. The two firms will use machine learning, closed-loop research systems, and automated lab protocols to speed up experiments and testing for synthetic biology. One goal is to allow dispersed teams to collaborate.

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