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The two companies had worked closely together since Parabricks spun out of the University of Michigan in 2015 and entered the Nvidia accelerator program.

Computational hardware maker Nvidia has purchased Parabricks, which has applied GPU technology to bring whole-genome sequencing processing time under an hour.

The Federal Trade Commission has authorized staff to use legal action to block the deal pending an administrative trial, set for August 2020.

Tempus said that Akesogen's lab provides a range of testing services, including for inherited risk of cancer, microbiome profiling, whole-genome genotyping, and more.

Verogen will gain access to GEDmatch's database of genetic profiles, although users can choose whether law enforcement can search their data to solve violent crimes.

With the purchase, Canopy acquires Core's CLIA facility from which it will provide its multi-omic immune profiling services.

Illumina and PacBio wrote that the agency "has failed to establish that Illumina's short-read systems and PacBio's native long-read systems compete."

The GenomeWeb Index outperformed the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq, but underperformed the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index this month.

ONT called Illumina's revised remedies proposal an "illusory offer" that doesn't offset the anticompetitive effects of an Illumina-PacBio merger.

LGC provides customers across multiple markets with reference materials, proficiency testing, oligonucleotides, genomics reagents, and instrumentation.

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A Harvard University professor has been charged with making false claims regarding funds he received from China, the New York Times reports.

Discover magazine reports that animal dissections might dissuade students from science careers, but that a firm has developed synthetic frogs for dissections.

Nature News reports that a US panel is reviewing current guidelines for federally funded gain-of-function viral research.

In PNAS this week: de novo mutation patterns among the Amish, an alternative RNA-seq method, and more.