mergers & acquisitions CareDx Acquires App Developer Transplant Hero CareDx said it plans to add Transplant Hero's app, which supports the needs of transplant patients, to its digital portfolio. GenomeWeb Index Down in May as NanoString Technologies Falls 30 Percent From April The GenomeWeb Index underperformed the Dow Jones, the Nasdaq, and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index last month. Veracyte to Acquire HalioDx for €260M Veracyte said the acquisition will help accelerate its in vitro diagnostic test development and manufacturing operations in Europe. Myriad Genetics Sells Pharma Research Services Business to Q2 Solutions The divestiture is part of Myriad's plan to restructure its business and get itself back on stronger financial footing. Discovery Life Sciences Acquires Biomarker Services Firm Targos Molecular Pathology Targos, based in Germany, provides standardized clinical biomarker development and application services to international pharmaceutical and diagnostic customers. May 17, 2021 Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Dutch DNA Biotech May 12, 2021 PerkinElmer Acquiring Nexcelom Bioscience for $260M May 12, 2021 Nuclera Acquires E Ink Digital Microfluidics Business May 12, 2021 CellCarta Acquires Reveal Biosciences May 11, 2021 Ginkgo Bioworks Going Public Through Merger With SPAC May 10, 2021 New England Biolabs Acquiring UK Lyophilized Reagent Maker Fluorogenics May 5, 2021 Exact Sciences Continues M&A Strategy to Reach Further Into Cancer Dx Market Premium May 4, 2021 Exact Sciences Reports 16 Percent Q1 Revenues Rise, Acquires PFS Genomics for $30.6M Apr 30, 2021 Pacific Biosciences Sees Opportunity in Kits for COVID-19, Pathogen Surveillance Premium Apr 29, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific Q1 Revenues up 59 Percent Apr 27, 2021 Castle Biosciences Acquires Myriad Genetics' MyPath Melanoma Test, Lab for $32.5M Apr 22, 2021 Todos Medical Acquires Provista Diagnostics for $7.5M Apr 20, 2021 European Union to Review Illumina's Planned Grail Acquisition Under New Guidance Apr 15, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific to Acquire Contract Research Organization PPD for $17.4B Apr 13, 2021 With Luminex Acquisition, DiaSorin to Broaden MDx Portfolio, Expand US Presence Premium Apr 12, 2021 DiaSorin to Acquire Luminex for $1.8B Apr 8, 2021 Hologic to Acquire Finnish MDx Firm Mobidiag for Approximately $795M Apr 5, 2021 Invitae Acquiring Genosity for $200M; Investment Group Provides Firm $1.15B in Senior Notes Apr 2, 2021 Illumina Parries FTC Challenge to Grail Acquisition With Deals for Competing Customers Premium Apr 1, 2021 GenomeWeb Index Falls Again in March, Led by 29 Percent Decline in Adaptive Biotech Stock Load More Breaking News Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project BGI Americas Collaborating With Champions Oncology on Proteomic Cancer Research Personal Genome Diagnostics Inks Cancer Genomic Profiling Deal with Duke University Health System The Scan Missed Early Cases A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports. Limited Journal Editor Diversity A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist. How Much of a Threat? Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned. PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.