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The firm's stock price has dropped since the announcement that the agency would need additional information and it has paused test shipments.

The GenomeWeb Index outperformed the Dow Jones, the Nasdaq, and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index last month, with Fulgent, Genetron, and Quidel leading the way.

Buoyed by a string of positive news, the San Diego firm's stock was up 22 percent in Friday afternoon trading and 80 percent from last week.

Some core labs are expecting long waitlists in 2021 as PacBio's HiFi reads draw interest from researchers looking to put together whole genomes.

Growth was driven by demand in its life science segment, particularly for COVID-19-related products, while the diagnostics segment saw uneven improvement.

Despite the havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, several companies in the index saw their shares rise by triple-digit percentages last year.

The index outperformed the Dow Jones, the Nasdaq, and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index in December.

The investment bank said that while Twist's biopharma and DNA-based data storage businesses offer upside, the timelines for generating revenues are unclear.

Although the total number of deals went down in 2020, those deals were worth more compared to 2019 — four of the top five had billion-dollar price tags.

A recently published preprint study demonstrated the superiority of the company's optical mapping technology for detecting large structural variations in de novo sequencing data.

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SARS-CoV-2 vaccine developers are evaluating further vaccine doses as well as modified doses to keep up with new viral variants, according to CNN.

The New York Times reports that a new viral variant of concern has been identified in New York City.

In Nature this week: spatiotemporally resolved map of the human cell cycle, folding single-cell RNA sequencing into cancer drug studies, and more.

According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.