Novogene

The firm's next-generation sequencing diagnostic test analyzes tumor samples from multiple genomic mutations that are targeted by therapies for non-small cell lung cancer.

The partners will develop next-generation sequencing-based tests for precision cancer treatment for the Asian market.

Researchers identified trait-related variants by sequencing more than 400 upland cotton accessions and nearly 250 representatives from two diploid Gossypium species.

The lab is located within Novogene's sequencing center at the Sacramento campus of the University of California, Davis.

The Chinese government has implemented clearer regulatory guidance for genomic tests and invested in both clinical testing and research, spurring growth.

The firms plan to focus on sample processing methods, workflow automation, algorithms, and database construction. 

Novogene will validate Trovagene's proprietary urine collection and nucleic acid preservation device, NextCollect, and develop tests for the Chinese market.

The Genome Institute of Singapore will collaborate with the new center to develop applications related to cancer diagnosis and treatment stratification.

The genomic sequencing firm will use the financing to support growth in both the research and clinical NGS market. 

NovogeneAIT Genomics Singapore plans to collaborate with research institutes, utilizing the Illumina HiSeq X Ten for whole-genome sequencing. 

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.