The company will sell 3 million shares with RW Baird as the sole underwriter of the offering, with a 30-day option to purchase an additional 450,000 shares.
At Bio-IT World, Harvard bioinformatics researcher John Quackenbush called typical methods for determining genetic relevance relics of "Mendel and his peas."
The researchers also found fixed variants in the tortoise genome linked to the immune system, which may help manage the health of the threatened species.
The researchers developed a parallel-reaction monitoring mass spec assay to measure levels of eight proteins involved in immune checkpoint regulation.
The decision is a quick reversal from a recent decision by the insurer not to cover fecal DNA testing and makes it the final major US insurer to cover Cologuard.
The deal gives Celgene access to IMIDomics' database of genomic markers derived from biological samples for immune-mediated inflammatory diseases.
Cirina will operate as a subsidiary of Grail and the combined entity will collaborate with Dennis Lo's lab at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
The acquisition allows Sysmex to enter the cytogenetics market and strengthens its technology base in molecular genetics, while expanding its life science business.
New England Biolabs has launched an expansion of its NEBNext Ultra II NGS library preparation portfolio with the NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA Library Prep kit and the non-directional NEBNext Ultra II RNA Library Prep kit. Both kits are designed for Illumina's next generation sequencing systems and are compatible with poly(A) mRNA isolation and ribosomal RNA depletion. Libraries can be constructed from a substantially broader input range (5 ng to 1 µg of total RNA) at high yields. They also use workflows that include new reagents, combined steps, and minimized cleanup steps.
The American Society of Human Genetics has appointed Mona Miller as executive director. She will be responsible for representing the ASHG on a day-to-day basis, for guiding and implementing its broad agenda in consultation with the president and board, and for interacting on an ongoing basis with society committees. Miller currently serves as the deputy executive director for programs and finance at the Society for Neuroscience. She has previously served as the society's senior director of communications and public affairs, the senior officer of public affairs at the Pew Charitable Trusts, and as communications director to former Senator Barbara Mikulski.
Paralogs may compensate for a mutated gene in tissues other than the disease-affected ones, researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel found.
Winship's director of the cancer tissue and pathology shared resource said that some labs aren't leveraging molecular technologies due to reimbursement issues.
The team uncovered ties to Near Eastern and Levant populations with mitochondrial genome sequences and genome-wide SNP profiles for up to 90 Egyptian mummies.
The donation will support research at the Institute of Genomic Medicine, as well as research efforts in heart health, neonatology, and injury prevention.