Bayer Ginkgo Bioworks to Acquire Zymergen for $300M in Stock Separately, Ginkgo said it will acquire Bayer's West Sacramento, California R&D site for $83 million and has entered a multi-year collaboration with the firm. NCCN Publishes First Guidelines for Pediatric Brain Cancer, Recommends Broad NGS Profiling The guidelines recognize the importance of molecular profiling in diagnosing, treating, and identifying clinical trial opportunities for children with high-grade gliomas. Illumina Adds CDx Indication to European TruSight Oncology Test for NTRK Gene Fusion Detection The CDx pan-cancer indication will allow the identification of patients with NTRK gene fusions who may benefit from therapy with Bayer's Vitrakvi (larotrectinib). Ginkgo Bioworks Q1 Revenues More Than Triple The Boston-based synthetic biology and biosecurity firm beat the consensus Wall Street revenue estimate but missed on the bottom line. Precision Cancer Consortium Launches With Bayer, GSK, Roche, Novartis as Founding Members The organization of pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms aims to increase access to genomic testing for cancer patients. Nov 12, 2021 In Brief This Week: Caris Life Sciences, Psomagen, Tempus, CareDx, HTG Molecular, Epigenomics, More Dec 22, 2020 Bayer, Veracyte to Identify Therapy-Resistant Thyroid Cancer Patients Dec 10, 2020 Tempus Raises $200M in Series G2, Inks Oncology Testing Collaboration With Bayer Oct 26, 2020 FDA Approves Foundation Medicine CDx, Bayer's Vitrakvi for NTRK Patients May 14, 2020 ArcherDx, Bayer Partner on NGS-Based Companion Diagnostic Test Development May 5, 2020 Bayer, NeoGenomics Launch Free NTRK Fusion Testing Program Apr 30, 2020 Bayer, OrigiMed Form Companion Diagnostic Development Alliance Sep 23, 2019 Global Survey Reveals Suboptimal Molecular Testing Access in Lung Cancer Despite Broad Guidelines Premium May 29, 2019 Bayer, Foundation Medicine Partner on NGS-Based Companion Diagnostic Test Development Apr 26, 2019 European Project Aims to Develop Tools, Guidelines to Improve Data Sharing, Access Premium Apr 2, 2019 Bayer, Loxo Next-Generation TRK Inhibitor Shows Promising Activity in AACR Study Premium Nov 27, 2018 Loxo's Pan-Cancer Drug Garners FDA Approval for Patients With NTRK Fusions Oct 31, 2018 Bayer Rolling Out Portal for Translational Research Data Sharing Premium Jun 29, 2018 Bayer, Broad Institute Expand Cardiovascular Disease Research Alliance Dec 14, 2017 Ginkgo Bioworks Raises $275M to Support Foundry, Bayer Ag Venture Nov 27, 2017 European Consortium Aims to Deliver New Tests, Therapies for Cardiovascular Diseases Premium Oct 3, 2017 Ginkgo Bio Invests $10M in Transcriptic, Inks Supply Deal With Twist Bioscience Dec 21, 2016 Bayer, Leica Biosystems Collaborate on CDx for Cancer Therapies Jul 18, 2016 T2 Biosystems, Bayer Ink Hemostasis R&D Deal May 17, 2016 Bayer Inks CRISPR Patent Licensing Agreement Load More Breaking News Bio-Rad Laboratories, Cytek Biosciences Partner on Flow Cytometry Reagents Tecan Inks Deals for NGS Library Prep System With Element Biosciences, Singular Genomics Genomenon, Flagship Biosciences Partner on Biomarker Discovery, Companion Dx Development Velsera to Integrate Arima Genomics Gene Fusion Test in Pierian Clinical Platform Evonetix Raises $24M in Extended Series B Funding Round The Scan Study Points to Tuberculosis Protection by Gaucher Disease Mutation A mutation linked to Gaucher disease in the Ashkenazi Jewish population appears to boost Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistance in a zebrafish model of the lysosomal storage condition, a new PNAS study finds. SpliceVault Portal Provides Look at RNA Splicing Changes Linked to Genetic Variants The portal, described in Nature Genetics, houses variant-related messenger RNA splicing insights drawn from RNA sequencing data in nearly 335,700 samples — a set known as the 300K-RNA resource. Automated Sequencing Pipeline Appears to Allow Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Lineage Detection in Nevada Study Researchers in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics describe and assess a Clear Labs Dx automated workflow, sequencing, and bioinformatic analysis method for quickly identifying SARS-CoV-2 lineages. UK Team Presents Genetic, Epigenetic Sequencing Method Using enzymatic DNA preparation steps, researchers in Nature Biotechnology develop a strategy for sequencing DNA, along with 5-methylcytosine and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine, on existing sequencers.