antibiotic resistance CSIRO Develops Software to Detect Foreign DNA Without Reference Genomes Premium The INSIDER algorithm, which grew out of SARS-CoV-2 variant research, looks for shifts in k-mer signatures to streamline the search for novel genomic patterns. Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more. Torus Biosystems Completes $25M Series A Financing Round The funding round was led by Northpond Ventures, and Northpond's director Adam Wieschhaus will join Torus' board of directors. Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more. T2 Biosystems Advancing Pipeline, Accelerating Instrument Placement Strategy Premium The company is working to transition its instruments sold in the US from COVID-19 testing to sepsis testing and increase its installed base. Mar 15, 2021 Roche to Acquire GenMark Diagnostics for $1.8B Mar 1, 2021 Host DNA Methylation Signatures May Predict Likelihood of Persistent, Resolving MRSA Infections Feb 24, 2021 LexaGene Open-Access Syndromic Panel Platform Lets Labs Customize Targets, Including SARS-CoV-2 Premium Feb 18, 2021 E. Coli Metabolic Gene Mutations Implicated in Antibiotic Resistance Jan 13, 2021 OpGen Preliminary Q4 Revenue Climbs 63 Percent Nov 11, 2020 OpGen Posts 70 Percent Increase in Q3 Revenues Amid Shuffling of Portfolio Oct 23, 2020 ICBiome Bets on Whole-Genome Sequencing Analysis to Control MRSA, COVID-19 Outbreaks Premium Oct 14, 2020 OpGen Provides Additional Info to FDA on Antimicrobial Resistance Gene Panel Oct 8, 2020 Genomic Data Helps Explain Yaws Re-emergence, Antibiotic Resistance in Papua New Guinea Sep 30, 2020 BARDA Exercises $10.5M Option on T2 Bio Contract Sep 30, 2020 Curetis Receives €350K German Government Grant to Develop Carbapenem Resistance Test Sep 24, 2020 Antibiotic Resistance Spread in Europe Informed by Bacterial Plasmid Sequencing Sep 8, 2020 Scope Fluidics Secures €10M Loan From European Investment Bank Aug 5, 2020 Visby Medical Gonorrhea Test Wins $19M AMR Diagnostic Competition Jul 28, 2020 Startup CRISPR Firm Caspr Biotech Developing COVID Dx Using New Extremophile Bacteria Nuclease Premium Jun 16, 2020 Roche, SpeeDx Partner to Expand Access to Antibiotic Resistance Tests Jun 8, 2020 Metagenomic Survey of Hospital Sites Uncovers Two Ecological Niches Contributing to Infections Apr 14, 2020 OpGen Q1 Preliminary Revenues Down 38 Percent Mar 27, 2020 New Method for Detecting Point Mutations Could Significantly Impact Low-Cost Diagnostics Premium Mar 24, 2020 OpGen Fourth Quarter Revenues Increase 8 Percent Load More Breaking News Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants Highlights Natural Variation, Gene Function Cystic Fibrosis Sinus Infections Involve Microbes With Shifting Evolution Patterns Molecular Assemblies Wins $256K NIH Phase I SBIR Grant to Develop Enzymatic DNA Synthesis Vibrent Health, VCU Partner to Offer Twin Research Platform Castle Biosciences Acquires Cernostics for up to $80M Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Inivata Partner on Clinical Liquid Biopsy Studies The Scan Could Mix It Up The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says. Closest to the Dog New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs. Offer to Come Back The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back. PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.