Andrew Han covers breaking news for GenomeWeb. He tracks companies in the sequencing and diagnostic markets.
The firm said it plans to sign between five and 10 additional biopharma collaborations in fiscal year 2020, some with milestone and royalty payment structures.
The new method, called sci-Plex, combines nuclear hashing and improved single-cell combinatorial indexing RNA-seq to profile the transcriptional response of single cells.
CUTseq uses enzyme-based fragmentation and in vitro transcription to barcode DNA, saving money when preparing 1,000 samples or more.
The Chromium Connect, designed for pharma workflows and other high-volume customers, is one of several products coming out of 10x's R&D pipeline.
Due out in December, the Magnis automated library prep instrument is meant to be an affordable and easy way for researchers to use Agilent's SureSelect kits.
The firm is looking to expand its sales internationally, as well as in the consumer-initiated market, but is being conservative with revenue growth estimates.
MGI hopes to ship the sequencer, one of several products it unveiled at the International Conference on Genomics, to early-access partners in early 2020.
Illumina officials discussed several issues with investors, including the new Qiagen partnership, while at ASHG the firm introduced reagent kit upgrades.
Visium, which provides gene expression information along with spatial information from the same tissue sample, will be shipped later next month.
At ASHG, researchers showed why they're moving away from limited, linear human reference genome representations and towards a more inclusive future.
Gene editing could be an issue competitive sports need to address soon, four researchers from Arizona State University write at Slate.
A genetic alteration appears to increase heart failure risk among people of African descent, according to the Washington Post.
In his look back at the past decade, BuzzFeed News' Peter Aldhous writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing has led to "Facebook for genes."
In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.