Columbia Illumina, Qiagen, Columbia University Near Settlement in Patent Infringement Case It is unclear whether the impending settlement will affect all the litigation between the two sides, across several legal venues. Macrophage Subpopulation May Predict Kidney Cancer Recurrence, Serve as Drug Target The macrophage population, which expressed higher levels of three genes, was enriched in tumors of patients who experienced recurrence after surgery. Tissue Atlases Provide Peek Into Single-Cell Level Effects of SARS-CoV-2 Infections The atlases, built using tissue samples from people who died of severe COVID-19, pointed to cells and processes involved in the disease. US Appeals Court Upholds Invalidation of Columbia University Sequencing Chemistry Patents The appellate court's decision deals a blow to a 2017 Columbia University lawsuit that alleged Illumina infringed one of the invalidated patents. Glioblastoma Transcriptomes Point to Mitochondrial Subtype, Potential Treatment Strategies Using single-cell and bulk RNA sequence data, investigators identified four pathway-based GBM subtypes, including a mitochondrial subtype that appears to respond to related inhibitors. Dec 16, 2020 Rare Genetic Variants Can Contribute to Ischemic Heart Failure Nov 2, 2020 Epilepsy Exomes From Epi25 Project Lead to Mutation-Intolerant Gene Regions Premium Oct 29, 2020 De Novo, Inherited Autism Risk Factors Uncovered With SPARK Cohort Analysis Premium Sep 17, 2020 New York City Opening Dedicated COVID-19 Testing Laboratory Aug 17, 2020 Bionano Genomics Expecting Clinical Validation Studies to Drive Platform Adoption Premium Aug 13, 2020 Stillborn Birth Contributors Uncovered Using Exome Sequencing Jul 29, 2020 Sorrento Therapeutics Licenses Saliva-Based Coronavirus Test From Columbia University Jul 29, 2020 Saliva Samples Slow to Catch On for Large-Scale Coronavirus Testing Premium May 13, 2020 FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Columbia University Coronavirus Test May 6, 2020 Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Grants $750K to COVID-19 Studies Using Single-Cell Methods Mar 26, 2020 COVID-19 Host Susceptibility Studies Ramp Up Internationally Jan 30, 2020 Schizophrenia Exome Sequencing Study in South African Population Reveals Rare Mutations, Pathways Jan 7, 2020 Genosity, Columbia University Partner to Study Genetics of Rare Heart Condition Dec 11, 2019 Study Shows Feasibility of Circulating Trophoblast-Based Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Premium Dec 2, 2019 Columbia Study Finds Low Patient Engagement With Basic Genomic Education Videos Premium Oct 25, 2019 Helmsley Foundation Awards $13M in Grants for Gut Cell Atlas Sep 16, 2019 Crowdsourced Genomic Resource DNA.Land to Relaunch as Company Sep 10, 2019 Columbia University, Qiagen Hit Back at Illumina in NGS Patent Fight With New Suit Sep 9, 2019 Illumina Wins Patent Office Action, Invalidating Columbia University Patent on NGS Jul 22, 2019 Columbia U Researchers Develop NGS-Based Spatial Metagenomics Method Premium Load More Breaking News Sequencing Study Uncovers MERS-Related Coronavirus in Swiss Bats Angstrom Bio Raises $3M in Private Financing Eagle Biosciences, Genetic Analysis Ink Distribution Agreement for Gut Microbiota Test Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest Diagnostics for Lymphoma Mutation Testing Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel The Scan CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern" CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern." From FDA to Venture Capital Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post. Consent Questions Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles. 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.