Disease Areas News and analysis on disease research and diagnostics. Bionano Genomics Outlines Studies Comparing Optical Genome Mapping With Clinical Standard Premium The San Diego-based firm also said it expects European customers to get optical genome mapping-based assays for leukemia and FSHD accredited. DiaSorin Q1 Revenues Rise 53 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand The company said that its Q1 revenue growth was driven in part by SARS-CoV-2 test revenues of €102.0 million, booked mainly in the US, Canada, and Europe. DermTech Q1 Revenues up 62 Percent The firm processed approximately 9,400 billable samples in Q1, a 62 percent increase compared to approximately 5,800 samples in Q1 of 2020. Co-Diagnostics Posts Q1 Revenue Boost on SARS-CoV-2 Test Sales The company posted a first quarter net profit of $7.9 million, or $.26 per share, compared with a year-ago net loss of $1.1 million, or $.05 per share. Lucira Health Posts $4.5M in Sales in First Quarter as Publicly Traded Firm The firm had a net loss of $13.3 million, or $.58 per share, in Q1 2021 compared to a net loss of $1.7 million, or $.76 per share, a year ago. May 11, 2021 Biodesix Q1 Revenues Soar on COVID-19 Testing May 11, 2021 Variantyx Expands Into Prenatal, Cancer Testing Premium May 11, 2021 BostonGene, Abramson Cancer Center to Collaborate on Immunotherapy Studies May 11, 2021 JP Morgan, Canaccord Genuity Initiate Coverage of Akoya Biosciences With Overweight, Buy Ratings May 11, 2021 CARB-X Awards SpeeDx up to $3.7 Million for CT/NG Test on QuantumDx Q-POC May 11, 2021 Sherlock Biosciences Foundation Grants License to Rokline Health for COVID-19 CRISPR Tests May 11, 2021 Applied DNA Sciences Subsidiary Gets CLIA Certification From NY State Department of Health May 11, 2021 Biocartis Receives €1.4M Grant to Develop New Technology for Molecular Surveillance May 11, 2021 Bio Molecular Systems Gets CE-IVD Mark, Australian Approval for Portable PCR Cycler May 10, 2021 Medicare Expands Coverage for Hologic's Biotheranostics Breast Cancer Test May 10, 2021 Veracyte Q1 Revenues Up 18 Percent; CEO Transition Underway May 10, 2021 Severe COVID-19 Patients Show Antiviral Immunity Defects in Single-Cell Analysis May 10, 2021 BioEcho Life Sciences Gets CE-IVD Mark for Viral RNA/DNA Extraction Kit May 10, 2021 CIC Health, Quest Diagnostics Collaborate on COVID-19 School Testing May 10, 2021 Invitae Sues Natera Alleging Infringement of Patent on DNA Sequencing Assembly Technique May 10, 2021 Following IPO, Korean Diagnostics Firm NGeneBio Sets Sights on International Markets Premium May 10, 2021 TellBio Raises $5M in Series A Round, Inks Deals With Genetron, ARUP for Liquid Biopsy Platform May 7, 2021 Guardant MRD Test Performs Well in Small Study as Tissue-Informed Debate Takes Shape Premium May 7, 2021 T2 Biosystems Advancing Pipeline, Accelerating Instrument Placement Strategy Premium May 7, 2021 Proteona Driving Adoption of Immune Profiling Platform for CAR-T, Multiple Myeloma Research Premium Load More Breaking News New California Condor Genome Assembly Reveals High Genetic Diversity DiaSorin Q1 Revenues Rise 53 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, GP-write, Twist Bioscience, KogeneBiotech, More In Brief This Week: Pacific Biosciences, PerkinElmer, Unilabs, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Berkeley Lights, Castle Bio, IsoPlexis, More DermTech Q1 Revenues up 62 Percent The Scan Call to Look Again More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration. Not Always Trusted In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports. Identified Decades Later A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports. 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.