Andrew Han covers breaking news for GenomeWeb. He tracks companies in the molecular biology research and diagnostic markets.
The firm is in the process of commercializing an open, optimizable, high-throughput library preparation instrument for single-cell transcriptome profiling.
By combining in vivo and in vitro proximity ligation technologies, highly accurate and contiguous genomes can help accelerate more traditional, genetic-marker based crop breeding.
Dubbed "Sherlock," the new technology has demonstrated potential in detecting viruses and bacteria as well as human SNPs and mutations in cell-free DNA.
Reinstating the CRISPR patent interference with the Broad Institute would allow UC to argue that Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier invented it first.
The Harvard spinout is commercializing inDrop single-cell sequencing technology developed by Allon Klein.
The Merck KGaA subsidiary is launching the research-use only SMCxPRO later this year for protein detection using sandwich ELISAs paired with proprietary optical readout.
Specialized single-cell "cores" are popping up to help scientists get the most out of new technologies.
The firm envisions applying its new PlexSet technology to the upper end of multiplex gene expression analysis as well as CRISPR validation applications.
The firm has settled on a set of metabolite biomarkers, along with an algorithm, for its first version of a test for arterial plaque buildup.
The program will provide two young scientists with funding for independent research as well as resources to help them commercialize their technology.
Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.
King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.
FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.
In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.