Ghent University Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Grants $750K to COVID-19 Studies Using Single-Cell Methods Research institutions in the US and Europe will lead the studies, which will explore different aspects of COVID-19 such as host immune response. Belgium's BioLizard Building Bioinformatics Business on Deep Academic Roots Premium Hatched from the computational genomics lab at Ghent University, BioLizard offers a small but complementary team to tackle AI and molecular pipeline challenges. Orchid Features, Evolutionary History Informed by New Genome Sequence Researchers sequenced and analyzed the genome of Apostasia shenzhenica, which is part of a small sister lineage to other plants in the Orchidaceae family, uncovering new evolutionary clues. MDxHealth Licenses Ghent's Molecular Dx Visualization Technology MDxHealth will use Ghent's methylation in situ hybridization technology to develop tests for urological cancers. Seagrass Genome Elucidates How Flowering Plant Re-adapted to Marine Environment An international team has sequenced the Zostera marina genome to uncover gene gains and losses that helped it in its return to the sea. Oct 6, 2014 Biogazelle Nabs $2.5M Investment to Develop Therapeutic RNA Targets Jul 15, 2014 MiRQC Study Finds miRNA Arrays More Reproducible, Less Sensitive than Other Technologies Premium May 9, 2013 Product Watch: WaferGen's SmartChip TE; NEB's Microbiome DNA Enrichment Kit Premium Nov 30, 2012 MDxHealth, Ghent University Form Epigenomics Center Jun 16, 2011 Product Watch: Jun 16, 2011 Premium Aug 20, 2010 VIB and Ghent University Scientists Map Protein Pathways Key to Plant Cell Proliferation Premium May 12, 2010 Researchers ID Reference Genes for qRT-PCR Validation of Colorectal Cancer miRNA Profiling Premium Apr 22, 2010 Ghent University to Use Roche LightCycler 1536 for HT PCR-based Cancer Studies Premium Apr 20, 2010 Ghent to Use Roche's LightCycler in Cancer Studies Mar 18, 2010 Wafergen Taps Ghent University as Early-Access Customer for SmartChip Real-Time PCR System Premium Oct 27, 2009 In Some European Clinical Cytogenetic Labs, Arrays Have Become Primary Sample-Analysis Tool Premium Mar 24, 2009 Genome Duplication May Have Helped Plants Survive Mass Extinction Breaking News Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.