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The investment bank said that PacBio's SMRT sequencing technology has always been attractive compared to traditional NGS shotgun sequencing.
The VGP released its first 15 high-quality reference genome assemblies today, which are part of the project's first phase to sequence 260 vertebrate genomes.
The firm will sell more than 14 million shares of its common stock for $4.25 per share.
The firm did not disclose how many shares it planned to sell or how much money it expects to raise.
The firm plans to release an upgrade that will improve read lengths and throughput, with an eye toward being a player in the population sequencing market.
PacBio's revenues increased to $21.6 million, but missed analysts average estimate of $23.8 million.
The Beijing-based firm said it will use the funding for research and development, to obtain additional intellectual property, and to pursue its strategic goals.
Natera led the Index with a 61 percent increase in stock price, driven by the firm's announcement that it was entering the transplantation market.
US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.
A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.
According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.
In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.