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 New Approach Identifies Candidate Causal Variants for Neuropsychiatric, Neurodevelopmental Conditions People in the News: Baylor's Thomas Caskey Dies; New Appointments at UK Biobank, CS Genetics, More In Brief This Week: Pathogenomix, Uniogen, Genetic Technologies, DnaNudge, Gravity Diagnostics, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Biodesix, Curio Genomics, Akoya Biosciences, More NIH Earmarks $170M for All of Us Program's Personalized Nutrition Study Taiwanese Firm's IP Asserted in Suit Against Pacific Biosciences Found Partially Unpatentable The Scan Omicron's Sewage Path The New York Times writes that testing sewage is helping public health officials track Omicron. IBM Sells Part of Watson Health The Wall Street Journal reports IBM is selling part of its Watson Health business to an investment firm. Identifying the Right Whales The Boston Globe writes that genetic testing has helped identify North American right whales and find that weaning can take place earlier than thought. Science Papers on Approach to Quickly Sort Single Cells, Alternative Splicing in Cancer In Science this week: high-speed sorting of single cells using fluorescence imaging, and more.