BioNano Genomics

Genoox and Bionano will both sell and market the integrated platform for research and future clinical applications.

With its Direct Labeling and Staining (DLS) chemistry, currently available to early-access users, Bionano is pushing forward with more contiguous genome maps.

An Australian team used Pacific Biosciences long reads, 10X Genomics linked reads, and Bionano Genomics mapping to assemble a desert dingo genome de novo.

The technology could analyze, in one assay, all structural variants known to be diagnostic and prognostic for blood cancers, potentially replacing serial FISH testing.

The firms will develop tests in the hematology oncology space where detecting large structural variations of the genome is crucial for accurate diagnoses. 

At AGBT, an early adopter of Bionano's technology discussed how his lab is using it in conjunction with NGS to diagnose rare diseases. 

The company's Irys genome mapping technology provides researchers with a non-sequencing-based tool that is essential for studying structural variation.

BioNano plans to develop structural variant assays on its Irys system for diagnostic use in China as a first step in bringing its technology to the clinic. 

The assays will incorporate BioNano's Irys next-generation mapping platform, which is designed to image, map, and analyze DNA at the single-molecule level.

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Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.