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UK-based ATDBio will develop new oligonucleotide-tagged microbeads for use in droplet-based single-cell RNA sequencing, to be evaluated by researchers at Oxford.

The UK informatics startup has received funding from Innovate UK to implement an informatics platform for physicians to identify patients for genomic testing.

The test is a 15-biomarker quantitative PCR panel used to stratify patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis based on the severity of their illness.

The synthesis method will be incorporated into the silicon array the company developed to produce DNA at scale.

Businesses can now apply for a share of the funds to develop new technologies that increase the UK's capacity to carry out genomic analysis.

The collaborators aim to show that Cytox' VariaTect SNP profiling array and an associated algorithm can effectively predict the presence of Alzheimer's pathology.

The British company has announced the results of two studies showcasing the ability of its EpiSwitch platform to diagnose and stage breast cancer and ALS patients.

The firm has secured rights to use CRISPR in cell lines for biomanufacturing and will work with Solentim to increase editing throughput while decreasing costs.

The partners plan to develop a computational platform that automates pipelines and processes for biomarker discovery, drug recovery and repositioning, and more.

The national program to set up local innovation hubs will collaborate with regional experts in government, academia, and the healthcare industry.

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The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

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