MIT InnoTech, MIT Developing Multiplexed Biosensor Platform for SARS-CoV-2 Testing Premium Aiming to increase test performance, the developers are integrating separate sensors to detect protein and nucleic acid biomarkers for SARS-CoV-2 in a single platform. Speedy Long-Read Genome Assembly Enabled by Minimizer-Space Analysis The minimizer-space de Bruijn graph approach could assemble a human genome in less than 10 minutes using eight cores and 10 gigabytes of random access memory. CRISPR-Based Platform Tests for SARS-CoV-2 Using Saliva Samples Premium The point-of-care system can detect SARS-CoV-2 in unprocessed patient saliva in about an hour, according to the researchers. MIT-Led Team Develops Genomics Platform to Support Heart Disease Treatment Decisions Premium The platform is already being used in drug development and could eventually be harnessed to guide therapy selection in at-risk patients. CRISPR-Based Assay Developed for Genome Editing in Space The work aboard the International Space Station may help researchers better understand how conditions in space affect DNA damage and repair pathways. Jun 24, 2021 SMART Team Improves Virus Detection Speed With Quantitative CRISPR-Based Isothermal Amplification Premium Jun 11, 2021 MIT Researchers Devise Oligo Barcode-Based 'File System' for DNA Data Storage Premium Apr 28, 2021 CRISPRoff Reversible Epigenome Editing Method Could Enable Safer, More Precise Therapeutics Premium Feb 3, 2021 Human Epigenome Map Reveals New Insights Into Genetic Loci for Traits, Diseases Feb 1, 2021 Expansion Sequencing Improves on Church Lab's In Situ Transcriptomics Method Premium Jan 21, 2021 Lung Cancer Metastasis Study Relies on CRISPR-Based Method to Track Single-Cell Lineages Jan 11, 2021 Broad Institute, MIT Researchers Probe Genome Structure With New In Situ DNA Sequencing Method Premium Oct 20, 2020 RNA Timestamps Method Clocks Age of Individual RNAs in Single-Cell Experiments Premium Sep 24, 2020 Catalog DNA Merges Molecular Biology, Information Theory to Pursue DNA-Based Computing Premium Sep 21, 2020 Malaria Assays Use CRISPR for Point-of-Care Multispecies Detection Premium Jul 29, 2020 ENCODE Phase Three Offers New Insights Into Genomic Regulatory Regions, Organization Jul 15, 2020 ReviveMed, Bristol Myers Squibb to Study Metabolomics for Cancer Immunotherapy Jun 11, 2020 Coronavirus Pathogenicity Clues Uncovered Using Machine-Learning Approach Apr 30, 2020 Prostate Cells With Regenerative Capability Uncovered by Single-Cell Transcriptomics Apr 29, 2020 Broad Institute Researchers Develop Viral Detection Platform Based on Microfluidics, CRISPR Tech Apr 16, 2020 Human Tumor Atlas Network Team Shares Strategy for Tracking Tumor Transitions Mar 5, 2020 Analysis of NatGeo Genographic Project Data Reveals Complexity of US Population Feb 24, 2020 Ancient Salmonella Genomes Reveal Human Lifestyle-Related Host Adaptations Jan 29, 2020 Breast Cancer Risk Clues Found By Sequencing Cells From BRCA2 Germline Mutation Carriers Aug 22, 2019 Single-Base Editing Expands Possibilities for Computing With DNA in Cells Load More Breaking News Myasthenia Gravis Study Identifies Genetic Risk Loci Affecting Acetylcholine Receptor Mammoth Biosciences High-Throughput CRISPR-Based COVID Test Gets FDA EUA Illumina, National Cancer Center Japan Collaborate on Nasopharyngeal Cancer Study Fluidigm Obtains $250M Investment, Changing Name to Standard BioTools SeqOne Genomics Closes €20M Series A Financing NeoGenomics Partners With Biomarker Collaborative to Provide Lung Cancer Resources The Scan For STEM Students to Stay New policy changes will make it easier for international STEM students to stay in the US after graduation, the Wall Street Journal reports. To Inform or Not, To Know or Not The New York Times writes that some genetic biobanks may re-contact donors if they spot something troublesome, but it notes that not all donors want that information. Rapid Test Studies Researchers are examining why rapid tests may be less effective at detecting the Omicron variant and how to improve them, NPR says. PLOS Papers on SARS-CoV-2 Diversity in Delaware, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Adiposity GWAS In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 isolates from Delaware, gene expression and protein-protein interaction patterns in metastatic breast cancer, and more.