North America Guardant MRD Test Performs Well in Small Study as Tissue-Informed Debate Takes Shape Premium The data, while limited, indicate that the firm's blood-only assay may be able to match the performance of existing commercial tissue-informed competitors. T2 Biosystems Advancing Pipeline, Accelerating Instrument Placement Strategy Premium The company is working to transition its instruments sold in the US from COVID-19 testing to sepsis testing and increase its installed base. Twist Bioscience Hits Technical Milestone for DNA Data Storage Premium The company has started making 200 base pair oligos on its so-called 1 µm chip, the penultimate step towards commercially viable DNA data storage. Seven Bridges, ZS Genetics Partner for Multiomics Analytics in Drug Development The partners hope to provide scalable "one-stop" analytics convenience to ZS's pharmaceutical clients. Cystic Fibrosis-Related Airway Cell Changes Revealed in Single-Cell Transcriptome Study Investigators identified key cellular subpopulations by comparing single-cell RNA sequencing profiles in airway samples from CF cases and controls. Breaking News Seven Bridges, ZS Genetics Partner for Multiomics Analytics in Drug Development BioMérieux Receives CE Mark for Vitek Clinical Microbiology Mass Spec System People in the News: New Appointments at Helix, Fulgent Genetics, IDbyDNA, Quantum-Si, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Centogene, Meridian Bioscience, Oxford Nanopore, More Indivumed, Oslo University Hospital Partner on AI-Driven Colorectal Cancer Research Cystic Fibrosis-Related Airway Cell Changes Revealed in Single-Cell Transcriptome Study The Scan Pfizer-BioNTech Seek Full Vaccine Approval According to the New York Times, Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking full US Food and Drug Administration approval for their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. Viral Integration Study Critiqued Science writes that a paper reporting that SARS-CoV-2 can occasionally integrate into the host genome is drawing criticism. Giraffe Species Debate The Scientist reports that a new analysis aiming to end the discussion of how many giraffe species there are has only continued it. Science Papers Examine Factors Shaping SARS-CoV-2 Spread, Give Insight Into Bacterial Evolution In Science this week: genomic analysis points to role of human behavior in SARS-CoV-2 spread, and more.