NIST Interdisciplinary NIST Team Claims qPCR Improvements Using Unusual Math Tweaks Premium A recent study showed that a method called affine transformation can be used to increase the number of true positive qPCR samples detected. NIST Creating Reference Material for SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Assay Developers Premium The agency is providing the material freely and asking for feedback, so it can fix possible problems before more widely disseminating it to labs and companies. New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Centogene, NIST, GeneDx New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Illumina, NIST, Horizon Discovery, More Genome In a Bottle Consortium Releases Structural Variant Calling Benchmark Data Premium The public-private partnership has published a paper on a list of indels larger than 50 bp that is already being used to develop new methods. Jan 21, 2020 FNIH Team Selects Cancer Biomarkers in Phase I of Liquid Biopsy Reference Standards Project Premium May 24, 2019 Multi-Site Study Tests Power of Commercial Reference Materials in Comparing Liquid Biopsy Assays Premium Mar 12, 2019 GA4GH Benchmarking Team Releases Best Practices for Comparing Germline Variant Calls Mar 8, 2017 NIST, ATCC Develop STR-Based Method to Identify Contamination of Mouse Cell Lines Premium Oct 18, 2016 Genome In A Bottle Consortium Developing New Reference Materials, Variant Call Sets Premium Oct 11, 2016 NIST Team Explores Alternative to Graphene for Nanopore Sequencing Premium Jul 19, 2016 ATCC Inks Validation Deal With NIST for Mouse Cell Line Verification Jul 14, 2016 SeraCare, NIST Partner on CtDNA Reference Standards for Dx Mar 2, 2016 NIST, Stanford Study Underscores Need for Sequencing Standards Feb 25, 2016 White House Announces Efforts to Accelerate Precision Medicine Initiative Jan 21, 2016 NIST Team Aims to Develop Graphene Nanopore Sequencing Tech Premium Dec 15, 2015 Researchers Assess Variant Calling Pipelines Using Genome in a Bottle 'Gold Standard' Premium Aug 7, 2015 10X Genomics Provides First Look at Data From NIST Reference Samples Premium May 15, 2015 NIST, Genome in a Bottle Release First Reference Material for Assessing Genome Sequencing Feb 25, 2014 DDC Medical, NIST Ink Deal to Commercialize Mouse Cell Line Authentication Nov 21, 2013 GenomeWeb Feature: Slow but Steady, Molecular Tools Make Their Way into Criminal Forensics Sep 24, 2013 Team Shows Proof of Concept for Tag Nanopore Sequencing; Genia Plans Commercial Release in Late 2014 Premium Sep 19, 2013 NIST, Applied Research Associates Develop Method to Purify DNA from Crude Samples for STR Analysis Premium Jul 2, 2013 Genome in a Bottle Consortium to Release Reference Material in Early '14; First Genotypes Posted Premium Jun 21, 2013 NIST, Stanford Launch Biomedical Measurement Science Program; Partners Include Life Tech, Agilent 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.