While NanoString will commercialize its nCounter for research use applications, Veracyte will move its current assays onto the platform to reach a global audience.
Veracyte has also acquired Nanostring's Prosigna breast cancer and LymphMark lymphoma assays and plans to develop diagnostic tests using the nCounter platform.
UK-based Abcam has also taken an undisclosed equity stake in BrickBio, located in Boston, and will work with the company to further develop its platform.
Under the new 15-year exclusive agreement, the test will become available through all of Sonic's clinical labs and anatomic pathology practices in the US.
A new partnership and licensing agreement will help the research institute aggregate genotype and phenotype data for the NIH-funded PreCISE Network asthma program.
Under the expanded deal, PredictImmune will have first right of refusal on technologies for predicting disease outcome for systemic lupus erythematosus.
The firm said CRISPR will enable targeted sequencing of long regions of interest that were previously only accessible with long-read whole-genome sequencing.
The technology uses a proprietary chemistry that attaches primers to probes with a polyethylene glycol-based linker to prevent the formation of primer-dimers.
As MPEG LA tries to complete its larger CRISPR IP patent pool, smaller license agreements continue and a mini-pool has emerged between key players.
The Broad will now offer licenses for both its own CRISPR IP and MilliporeSigma's to companies using CRISPR in their research and development activities.
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.