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Ancient sequences from two-dozen individuals revealed genetically distinct populations from northern and southern East Asia that ultimately met and mixed.

The first version of the platform, which the company submitted for Emergency Use Authorization to the US FDA last week, analyzes RNA extracted from a swab.

The firms are developing a kit-based CDx to detect NTRK gene fusions, including NTRK1, NTRK2 and NTRK3, for Bayer's Vitrakvi cancer treatment.

The firm's revenues fell to $2.2 million from $3.2 million in the same period the year before, missing the consensus Wall Street estimate of $3.0 million.

The diagnostics firm is conducting a 1,000-person study to find T cell profiles associated with the immune response to COVID-19 and recovery from the disease.

The method, called representative sequencing, homogenizes chunks of leftover tumor tissue following pathology extraction to capture an unbiased profile of the tumor's cellular heterogeneity.

Illumina will sequence 35,000 whole genomes for the Genetics of Mortality in Critical Care (GenOMICC) study and will provide an in-kind contribution.

The firm withdrew its 2020 revenue guidance and missed Wall Street estimates for both revenues and earnings.

At the Biology of Genomes virtual conference last week, several presentations focused on single-cell and spatial genomics data sets and how they could be complementary.

The cancer test developer will use the funding to commercialize its enrichment-based NGS panels. An IVD test also got CE marked.

Assays like SwabSeq, Dx-Seq, and LAMP-Seq promise to analyze tens to hundreds of thousands of samples in parallel but might be constrained by sample availability.

The Pleasanton, California-based firm reported $71.9 million in revenues but missed the consensus Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenues as well as loss per share.

The Boston-based firm is developing a bacterial diagnostic platform to detect antibiotic resistance and help guide antibiotic treatment in hospitals. 

Regeneron will sequence and annotate 450,000 exomes and pair the data with UCHealth patient records to advance drug discovery and precision medicine.

The company is creating a high-throughput NGS test for healthcare workers and the underserved, and to support viral surveillance programs for large employers.

A GWAS that incorporated magnetic resonance imaging data for UK Biobank participants led to 45 previously undetected risk loci related to dilated cardiomyopathy.

The grants were awarded as part of Australia's Genomics Health Futures Mission, which was launched in 2018 as part of a broader health research initiative.

SARS-CoV-2 might have resulted from recombination between pangolin and bat coronaviruses, with pangolins serving as an intermediate host.

The firm remains on track to ship its first NGS-enabled instruments, along with its new cancer transcriptome atlas panel covering more than 1,800 genes, during Q3.

An international team of researchers analyzed genome-wide data from 89 individuals to reconstruct the population history of the region.

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New analyses indicate female researchers are publishing less during the coronavirus pandemic than male researchers, according to Nature News.

A study suggests people with the ApoE e4 genotype may be more likely to have severe COVID-19 than those with other genotypes, the Guardian says.

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies are searching for a genetic reason for why some people, but not others, become gravely ill with COVID-19, the Detroit Free Press reports.

In PNAS this week: forward genetics-base analysis of retinal development, interactions of T cell receptors with neoantigens in colorectal cancer, and more.