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The sequencing firm said infectious disease research, diagnostics, screening, and surveillance could all increase demand for its NGS products.

The San Diego-based genomic analysis firm said the decline in revenues was due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on research customers.

The in vitro diagnostic test runs on the Illumina NovaSeq 6000 instrument and will be performed at Helix's San Diego CLIA-certified laboratory.

The company was able to ramp up recruitment for its pivotal ECLIPSE trial after hurdles caused a falloff during the earlier months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The assay provides comprehensive genomic information to oncologists from a blood draw, using targeted next-generation sequencing of circulating cell-free DNA.

The skin cancer diagnostics company said it delivered 19 percent fewer DecisionDx-Melanoma test results in Q2 2020 than in the previous year's second quarter.

The New York-based multinational investment company will acquire Ancestry from current stakeholders Silver Lake, Spectrum Equity, Permira, and others.

Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.

The tumor microenvironment (TME) is comprised of an array of cell types, including immune and inflammatory cells, adipose cells, neuroendocrine cells, and cancer-associated fibroblasts. Additionally, blood and lymphatic vascular networks and extracellular matrix components create a diverse and multifaceted situation. Understanding how all of these elements interact requires the ability to distinguish individual cell types--something that is difficult to do using bulk cell approaches. Single cell gene expression analyses offer a high-resolution understanding of the TME.

Carrier screening to detect the presence of heritable genetic defects has been an important element of reproductive health strategies for over 50 years. Until recently, however, the practice has been restricted to a limited number of single-gene tests offered mainly to higher-risk individuals or populations based on race, ethnicity, or ancestry. But the landscape of carrier screening and its role in reproductive health are changing fast.