neurological disorders GATC Health, Liquid Biosciences Partner to Provide Multiomic Biomarker Discovery The two California firms are linking their bioinformatics platforms in hopes of accelerating biomarker and drug discovery processes for pharma companies. With $50M in New Funding, Congenica Works on Platform Upgrades for Clinical Applications Premium With its recent $50 million VC round, the British bioinformatics firm is targeting growth in new applications as it accelerates tertiary data analysis. Twist Bioscience, Takeda Pharma Partner to Develop Antibodies for Oncology, Rare Diseases Twist will give Takeda access to its phage display libraries to help Takeda discover and validate antibodie TruGenomix, BlueBee Partner on Biomarker Development for PTSD Risk Assessment The partners aim to develop unbiased omics-based methods for identifying cases of PTSD, which may increase in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Autism Sequencing Study Uncovers New Disease-Associated Genes, Functional Clues Exome sequences for nearly 35,600 cases and controls revealed genes prone to mutation in autism spectrum disorder, along with related cell types, functions, and developmental stages. Jan 8, 2020 RNA-Seq in Blood Cell Line Enables Molecular Diagnosis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Premium Dec 27, 2019 SPARK Autism Research Initiative Obtains First Results, Explores New Recruitment Strategies Premium Jul 11, 2019 Microsoft, Seattle Children's Seek Genetic Markers for SIDS Through Whole-Genome Sequencing Premium Jun 13, 2019 GlaxoSmithKline, UC's Doudna Establish $67M Genomics, CRISPR Research Lab Mar 7, 2019 NYCKidSeq Project Aims to Improve Communication of Genomic Test Results Premium Nov 30, 2018 Repeat Expansion Disease Detection From Short Reads Shows Potential for Clinical Use Premium Oct 11, 2018 Undiagnosed Diseases Network Reports Diagnostic Rates, Impact on Treatment Sep 26, 2018 GWAS Reveals Common, Polygenic Contributors to Neurodevelopmental Disorders Jun 13, 2018 Invitae Study Reveals CNV Contributions to Pathogenic Variation in Mendelian Disease Genes May 22, 2018 Cytox, Mayo Clinic Team Up to Study Alzheimer's Disease Assays Mar 6, 2018 Synesthesia Family Exomes Lead to Rare Axon-Related Gene Variants Feb 9, 2018 Q-State Subsidiary Buys Claritas Assets, Plans Relaunch of Lab to Support Drug Discovery Programs Premium Jan 12, 2018 GeneDx, Radboud UMC Collaborate on Research Into Neurodevelopmental Disorders Nov 22, 2017 MNG Laboratories Combines Molecular, Metabolic Testing to Help Improve Diagnosis of Rare Disorders Premium Sep 14, 2017 PerkinElmer to Collaborate With In-Depth Genomics on WGS-Based Diagnostic Program Jun 21, 2017 Tourette Syndrome Risk Tied to Rare CNVs in Two Genes Mar 3, 2017 Abbott in Collaborations to Develop Biomarker Test for Traumatic Brain Injury Feb 13, 2017 RPRD, Children's Minnesota Ink PGx Partnership Jun 23, 2016 Johns Hopkins Team Demonstrates Feasibility of Metagenomic Sequencing to Diagnose Brain Infections Premium Feb 11, 2016 Team Taps Electronic Medical Records to Find Neanderthal Alleles Influencing Human Traits, Disease Load More Breaking News Illumina Partners With Norwegian Precision Medicine Study to Assess Liquid Biopsy Cancer Testing Genetic Loci With Link to Bowel Movement Frequency May Point to GI Condition Treatments Rebus Biosystems Acquires IP, Assay Assets of EEL Transcriptomics Genedrive Rapid Molecular COVID-19 Test Receives CE Mark Nomic Bio Closes $17M Series A Round Pacific Biosciences, UCLA Collaborate on Rare Disease Diagnostics The Scan Back as Director A court has reinstated Nicole Boivin as director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Science reports. Research, But Implementation? Francis Collins reflects on his years as the director of the US National Institutes of Health with NPR. For the False Negatives The Guardian writes that the UK Health Security Agency is considering legal action against the lab that reported thousands of false negative COVID-19 test results. Genome Biology Papers Present Epigenetics Benchmarking Resource, Genomic Architecture Maps of Peanuts, More In Genome Biology this week: DNA methylation data for seven reference cell lines, three-dimensional genome architecture maps of peanut lines, and more.