Researchers validated 95 percent of structural variants called by PacBio sequencing versus 43 percent with Oxford Nanopore, while Illumina missed thousands.
The effort aims to sequence at least 150 animals, plants, and microbes selected for their potential benefits to Canada in the next three years.
The decline matched the struggles of the broader stock market, though bright spots could be found with GenMark, Quidel, and NanoString all having good months.
The companies have been embroiled in several lawsuits in the US and in Europe, accusing each other of patent infringement.
The firm plans to use net proceeds for corporate purposes, including capital expenditures and working capital.
The US ITC has ruled that Oxford Nanopore's products do not infringe on single-molecule sequencing-related patents held by PacBio.
The company beat the analyst estimates for its top and bottom lines in both the fourth quarter and the full year.
BGI has ordered 10 Sequel systems to meet long-read sequencing demand for bacterial, plant, and animal de novo, transcriptome, and epigenomics sequencing.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to identify bacterial plasmid sequences, long-read sequencing of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain, and more.
The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.
In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.
MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.
In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.