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News Digest #246 (October 24, 2018) –  Synthego raises $110M, the new culture of responsibility, and re-awakening the ag microbiome

News Digest #245 (October 17, 2018) – Berkeley Lights raises $95 million, a new OpenMTA for synthetic biology, and more

News Digest #244 (October 10, 2018) – A clash of tech titans, and the first Nobel for synthetic biology? Plus, meet Staph epidermidis (sponsored by Conagen)

News Digest #243 (October 4, 2018) – SynBioBeta Day 3, Twist $86.3M IPO, Pivot Bio’s $70M, Genomatica’s $90M

News Digest #242 (September 30, 2018) – Download our program guide, Sutro’s IPO + 14 awesome workshops. (sponsored by Synthego)

News Digest #241 (September 25 2018) – Targeting breast cancer with CRISPR, the new neuro, scaling up industrial fermentation, and more. (sponsored by Twist Bioscience)

News Digest #240 (September 23, 2018) – How these synbio startups are transforming agriculture, making DNA at scale, and more (sponsored by Codexis)

News Digest #239 (September 19, 2018) – SynBioBeta Awards + Live at 10am: Biopharma and Synthetic Biology (sponsored by Mayfield Fund)

News Digest #238 (September 16, 2018) – DNA data storage, SynBioBeta’s annual synthetic biology investment report, and more (sponsored by Data Collective)

News Digest #237 (September 12, 2018) – Airbus bets big on spider silk, Bolt Threads’ new bag, women in synbio, and more (sponsored by Ginkgo Bioworks)

Launching the SynBioBeta Digital Biology Newsletter, Issue #1 (September 9, 2018) (sponsored by Riffyn)

News Digest #236 (September 5, 2018) – Pivot Bio’s nitrogen-producing microbes, Ginkgo’s cultured cannabinoids, and more (sponsored by Pivot Bio)

News Digest #235 (September 2, 2018) – The lab is getting smarter, cheaper, and more agile, Free Genes Project makes DNA freely available to the world (sponsored by Labcyte)

News Digest #234 (August 29, 2018) – What are the defining milestones from the last 20 years of synthetic biology? (sponsored by SynbiCITE)

News Digest #233 (August 26, 2018) – Ginkgo’s new Creative Resident, data storage in DNA, Recombinetics raises $34M, Amyris $46M, and more (sponsored by GenScript)

News Digest #232 (August 22, 2018) – Rewriting DNA with enzymatic synthesis + today’s report and webinar on chemicals and materials (sponsored by Molecular Assemblies)

News Digest #231 (August 15, 2018) – New chemicals and materials report, living medicines, P&G embraces the biobased future  (sponsored by P&G)

News Digest #230 (August 8, 2018) – Opentrons SynBioBetaLive! Today, Pivot Bio’s launch, Partner with P&G. (sponsored by P&G)

News Digest #229 (August 1, 2018) –  $85.4 m for Sutro, $23 m for Mammoth Biosciences, Peter Thiel + Wild Earth, CRISPR crops hurdles and space bioprinters (sponsored by the Open Philanthropy Project)

News Digest #228 (July 25, 2018) –  IndieBio:NYC, CRISPR diagnostics, 5 must-dos for biotech start-ups + Opentrons on SynBioBetaLive! (sponsored by Corteva Agriscience)

News Digest #227 (July 18, 2018) – Meet Azitra and the skin microbiome. Newco A-Alpha Bio, Lygos’ $15.5M and Inscripta’s new patents (sponsored by Azitra)

News Digest #226 (July 11, 2018) – Food 2.0, Manus Bio’s $19.4M Series A, Synthace expands UK presence, and more

News Digest #225 (July 5, 2018) – SynBio Q2 funding tops $925m, today’s SynbiCITE webinar & John Oliver on gene editing

News Digest #224 (June 27, 2018) – Join us live at Amyris today, Early bird ends Friday + 5 companies raise $278M

News Digest #223 (June 20, 2018) – Faster DNA synthesis, Benchling raises $14.5M, CRISPR patents, and more

News Digest #222 (June 14, 2018) – Ginkgo Turns 10, DNA Script’s Milestone, CRISPR stocks plunge

News Digest #221 (June 6, 2018) – Live demo with Amyris & Labcyte, off-the-shelf biocontainment, AbSci $12M round

News Digest #220 (May 30, 2018) – Opiates from yeast, gene editing for ag. SynBioBeta is hiring, early bird ends tomorrow.

News Digest #219 (May 23, 2018) – Join us in 90 minutes for SynBioBeta Live! Learn why you need be a data company else you’re not going to survive the future.

News Digest #218 (May 16, 2018) – $87m for base editing technology, $3m for PILI’s biopigments, DNA data storage

News Digest #217 (May 9, 2018) – SynBioBetaLive! and Riffyn power up your machine learning, and Azitra’s skin microbiome funding

News Digest #216 (May 2, 2018) – Synthorx raises $63M, new startup Mammoth uses CRISPR to tackle diagnostics

News Digest #215 (April 25, 2018) – Saving our oceans, plus Stella McCartney partnership with Colorifix, Bolt

News Digest #214 (April 18, 2018) – What can synthetic biologists learn from Zuckerberg’s mistakes?

News Digest #213 (April 11, 2018) – Five companies raise $207M, aligning business with ocean philanthropy

News Digest #212 (April 4, 2018) – Twist’ $50m for DNA data storage, SynBioBeta early bird ends Friday

News Digest #211 (April 1, 2018) – SynBioBeta Q1 Breaks $650m, Trump Appoints Elizabeth Holmes to FDA.

News Digest #210 (March 28, 2018) – Opentrons’ $10M for lab of the future, SynBioBeta early bird ends next week (sponsored by Opentrons)

News Digest #209 (March 21, 2018) – Meet Joyn Bio from Ginkgo & Bayer, vegan pets, and Feng Zhang’s CRISPR newco (sponsored by Riffyn)

News Digest #208 (March 14, 2018) – IDT’s $1.9b Acquisition! Melinda Gates on Tech Meets Bio

News Digest #207 (March 7, 2018) – Living Medicines, Living Paints, and Living Foundries are all on the rise

News Digest #206 (February 28, 2018) – Senti Bio Raises $53M, Inscripta $55.5M, Perfect Day $24.7M, Prokarium $10M, Boost Biomes $2M

News Digest #205 (February 21, 2018) – Hexafly Raises $1.3M to Farm Insects, Biotech Needs Better Stories, and More

News Digest #204 (February 14, 2018) – Terraforming Mars, Self-cleaning Teeth, How to Convince People to Love GMOs, and more.

News Digest #203 (February 7, 2018) – CRISPR at Davos, The Top Eighteen Technologies, and Free Genes

News Digest #202 (January 31, 2018) – $12.3M for Evonetix and $10M for Engine Bio, SynBioBeta Early Bird ends today!

News Digest #201 (January 29, 2018) – #MemoriesInDNA, SynBioBeta Early Bird Ends Wed, Synthetic Viruses and more.

News Digest #200 (January 25, 2018) – Biotech Revenue Reaches $370B, IndieBio’s New Class, Genomatica’s Bio-Nylon.

News Digest #199 (January 17, 2018) – Y Combinator Bio + SynBioBeta 2018 + Raw Water!

News Digest #198 (January 10, 2018) – Bolt Threads Raises $123M + Can CRISPR Save the World’s Chocolate?

News Digest #197 (January 3, 2018) – These Fifty Synthetic Biology Companies Raised $1.7B in 2017