LaserGen Agilent to Acquire Advanced Analytical Technologies for $250M; Buys Remaining Lasergen Shares Advanced Analytical markets CE instruments, reagents, and software for nucleic acid analysis while Lasergen is a next-generation sequencing technology developer. Agilent Finds Final Puzzle Piece for Clinical Genomics Workflow Premium The firm's $80 investment in Lasergen sets the stage for it to develop an integrated sample-to-result clinical genomics workflow by 2020. Agilent Invests $80M in Lasergen Agilent said it will work with Lasergen to build a clinical sequencing workflow based on the smaller firm's Lightning Terminators sequencing chemistry. Paired Ends: Mimi Healy, Leroy Hood, Paul Flicek, David Smith Premium LaserGen has named Mimi Healy CEO and to its board of directors. She is taking over from founder Michael Metzker, who developed and patented the company's proprietary Lightning Terminators. LaserGen to Install Prototype Sequencers this Summer; Receives $150K US Army SBIR Grant for Portable Version Premium By Julia Karow Mar 5, 2012 LaserGen Receives SBIR Grant from Army to Use NGS Technology for Pathogens Jan 3, 2012 Desktop Sequencers Take Center Stage in 2011 as Platform Providers Face Tough Times Premium Aug 30, 2011 LaserGen Raises $5M to Develop Next-Gen Sequencing System Premium Aug 30, 2011 LaserGen Raises $5M; Consulting Firm to Assist on Sequencer Commercialization Plans Jul 19, 2011 LaserGen Builds Prototype Sequencer; Plans to Sequence Bacterial Genome by Fall Premium Jul 11, 2011 LaserGen, National Instruments to Collaborate on Next-gen Sequencing System Apr 14, 2009 Short Reads: Apr 14, 2009 Premium Apr 8, 2009 SeqWright to Take Stake in LaserGen Mar 26, 2009 LaserGen Could Improve Sequencing Platforms Premium Mar 3, 2009 LaserGen Says Its New Reversible Terminators Could Improve Several Sequencing Platforms Premium Breaking News Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.