UC Berkeley Telomere-To-Telomere Consortium Shares Insights From Gapless Human Genome at ASHG Premium A gapless human Y chromosome assembly is in the works and should be available in the next several months, NHGRI's Adam Phillippy said at the meeting. 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. Sep 14, 2020 Ansa Biotechnologies Raises $7.9M in Seed Funding 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 Load More Breaking News SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.