Mammoth Biosciences Mammoth Biosciences Raises $195M in Two Financing Rounds, Achieves Unicorn Status Premium The company, which now ranks as a startup with a valuation of more than $1 billion, will use the new funds to develop CRISPR-based therapeutics. Mammoth Biosciences, Agilent to Comarket CRISPR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Test The diagnostic is composed of Agilent's Bravo automation workstation and Mammoth's DETECTR BOOST SARS-CoV-2 assay. Mammoth Biosciences Taking Lead Role in DARPA-Funded Development of Pathogen Detection Tech Premium The company's DETECTR disease detection platform will be used to help develop the technology and optimize the CRISPR enzymes used in the point-of-care device. DARPA Awards $36.7M to Six Organizations for Gene Editing-Based Dx, Biosurveillance Tech The contract was awarded under DARPA's Detect It with Gene Editing Technologies program, which aims to create a device to detect at least 10 pathogens. COVID-19 Pandemic Accelerated Development of CRISPR as a Diagnostic Platform in 2020 The pace of development for CRISPR-based infectious disease assays increased as the pandemic progress Nov 18, 2020 Stanford Researchers Combine CRISPR, Microfluidics, Electric Fields for SARS-CoV-2 Dx Premium Oct 29, 2020 Mammoth Bio Signs Commercialization Deal for SARS CoV-2 Test With MilliporeSigma, Hamilton Company Sep 2, 2020 FDA Grants EUAs for MiraDx, Mammoth Biosciences, BayCare Laboratories Molecular Coronavirus Tests Aug 27, 2020 Chinese Researchers Develop CRISPR-Based Isothermal COVID-19 Diagnostic Premium Aug 12, 2020 Mammoth Biosciences Eyes Multiple Applications for Newly Discovered UC Berkeley CRISPR Proteins Premium Jul 31, 2020 NIH Awards $249M to Seven Firms for Rapid Acceleration of COVID-19 Diagnostics Jul 28, 2020 Startup CRISPR Firm Caspr Biotech Developing COVID Dx Using New Extremophile Bacteria Nuclease Premium Jul 10, 2020 FDA Grants EUA for UCSF, Broad Institute, BioSewoom Coronavirus Tests Jul 1, 2020 Sherlock Biosciences, Binx Health Partner to Develop CRISPR-Based POC COVID-19 Test Premium May 20, 2020 Mammoth Biosciences, GSK Developing CRISPR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic for Home Testing Premium Apr 16, 2020 UCSF, Mammoth Bio Develop Rapid Coronavirus Diagnostic Using CRISPR-Cas12 Method Feb 21, 2020 Horizon Aims to Build Unique Portfolio of Gene Editing Tools While Avoiding IP Woes Premium Jan 30, 2020 Mammoth Biosciences Enters New Phase of Business Strategy With Horizon Deal, $45M Fundraise Premium Jan 13, 2020 Horizon Discovery, Mammoth Biosciences Sign Second CRISPR Tools Development Agreement Dec 20, 2019 People in the News: Gautam Kollu, Michael Bigda, Peter Nell, Ted Tisch, More Dec 13, 2019 Horizon Discovery, Mammoth Biosciences Team Up to Develop CRISPR Tools Mar 14, 2019 Mammoth Biosciences Licenses New CRISPR Enzyme for Disease Detection Applications Premium Breaking News Analysis Finds Sibling Cascade Testing Could Be Cost Effective in Pediatric Cancer Armonica Technologies Closes $2M Series B Financing Round Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests; California Cancer Testing Law; More In Brief This Week: The Jackson Laboratory, CareDx, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Grail, Foundation Medicine, Personalis, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: NanoString, Sophia Genetics, EliTech, Lybe Scientific, More The Scan J&J Booster Support A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times. To Keep the Cases Moving The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases. NAS Expels Archaeologist Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences. PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.