UC Berkeley Mammoth Biosciences Taking Lead Role in DARPA-Funded Development of Pathogen Detection Tech Premium The company's DETECTR disease detection platform will be used to help develop the technology and optimize the CRISPR enzymes used in the point-of-care device. COVID Assays Using CRISPR, Smartphones Show Potential for At-Home Testing Premium The two new tests, which have the capability to quantify a patient's viral load, have been designed without external RNA extraction or amplification steps. CRISPR Startup Metagenomi Raises $65M in Series A Financing Round The company will use the funding to expand its gene editing systems for potential therapeutic use, and to advance research and validation for its pipeline. Berkeley Lights Helps Researchers Connect Genomic, Functional Characteristics of Cells Premium The newly public company has attracted attention from both investors and competitors for its technology platform used in antibody discovery workflows. Ansa Biotechnologies Raises $7.9M in Seed Funding The funding will allow the company to accelerate development of its DNA synthesis technology, hire staff, build an R&D facility, and establish industrial partnerships. Sep 11, 2020 Patent Board Rules Broad Institute First With Functioning CRISPR System in Eukaryotic Cells Aug 12, 2020 Mammoth Biosciences Eyes Multiple Applications for Newly Discovered UC Berkeley CRISPR Proteins Premium Aug 10, 2020 Newborn Exome Sequencing Shows Potential to Help Find Inborn Errors of Metabolism Jul 16, 2020 CRISPR Enzyme From Bacteriophage Targets Wider Range of DNA Sequences Than Cas9, Cas12 Premium Apr 3, 2020 Breast Cancer Subtypes Vary With Indigenous Ancestry in Latin American Women Mar 17, 2020 Broad Institute Researchers Develop Faster, More Efficient Base Editor Feb 10, 2020 European Patent Office Upholds UC Berkeley CRISPR Patent Aug 29, 2019 DoE Awards $64M in Funding to Groups Using Genomics to Study Plants, Microbes Aug 16, 2019 UCLA to Lead $10M Conservation Genomics Project Aug 1, 2019 CRISPR Patent Fight Turns Ugly as UC Accuses Broad Researchers of Lying About Claims Jul 31, 2019 CRISPR Patent Pools Pop Up, But Participation Uncertain as IP Holders Continue Legal Battles Premium Jun 25, 2019 CRISPR Patent Fight Between UC Berkeley, Broad Flares Up as USPTO Initiates New Interference Jun 13, 2019 GlaxoSmithKline, UC's Doudna Establish $67M Genomics, CRISPR Research Lab Jun 3, 2019 'CRISPR Babies' Protective HIV Mutation Linked to Increased Mortality May 20, 2019 New CRISPR-Cas9 Variants Improve Targeting Ability of Base Editors Apr 16, 2019 Ancient European, Pathogen DNA Data Promises to Shed Light on Brain Disorders, Infectious Disease Premium Mar 14, 2019 Mammoth Biosciences Licenses New CRISPR Enzyme for Disease Detection Applications Premium Mar 7, 2019 CRISPR License Agreements Prohibit Misuse, but Enforcement is Challenging Premium Feb 5, 2019 CRISPR Researchers Enhance Genome Editing Toolbox With CasX Platform, New Cas12a Orthologs Jan 10, 2019 Engineered CRISPR-Cas9 Variants Are Activated by Proteases Load More Breaking News Bruker Posts 34 Percent Jump in Q2 Revenues GenomeWeb Index Gains Slightly in July as Fluidigm, PerkinElmer, Bio-Rad Post Strong Increases Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research Wins $2.9M NIH Grant to Study Polygenic Embryo Screening Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: CDC, Bio-Rad, 10x Genomics, PerkinElmer, and More InterVenn Biosciences Closes $201M Series C Round Abcam to Acquire Life Science Research Tool Firm BioVision for $340M The Scan And Back The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database. Lacks Family Hires Attorney A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports. For the Unknown The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona. PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.