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. Nov 20, 2015 Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot Developers Provide Update, Open Up Platforms for Early Testing Premium Nov 18, 2015 Acorn Worm Genome Sequencing Provides Insight Into Ancestral Animal Group Oct 1, 2015 Q&A: Jennifer Doudna Talks About Promise and Restraint in Future of CRISPR Premium Sep 18, 2015 Researchers Find Age-Related Protein Changes Differ Across Organs in Rats Sep 18, 2015 Team Characterizes Genetic Adaptations to Diet, Cold in Greenland's Inuit Population Sep 15, 2015 Two Blades Wins $2.3M Grant to Fund Plant Immunity Research Aug 3, 2015 UC Berkeley Scientists Develop Ultrafast Thermocycling With Point-of-Care PCR Potential Premium Jul 27, 2015 Scientists Create CRISPR/Cas9 Knock-In Mutations in Human T Cells Jul 23, 2015 Berkeley Scientists Cut Up Genomes to Create Guide RNA Libraries for CRISPR Screens Jun 18, 2015 Genomic Analysis of Kennewick Man Indicates Relationship to Modern Native Americans Jun 15, 2015 Metagenomic Sequencing Unearths Strange New Bacteria From Bioremediation Site Apr 8, 2015 Berkeley Scientists Show How Type III CRISPR/Cas System Targets RNA Jan 29, 2015 AstraZeneca Launches Four New Collaborations to Feature CRISPR in R&D Sep 10, 2014 Zephyrus Biosciences Lands $1.9M to Develop Single-Cell Western Blot Tech Jul 2, 2014 Gene Flow from Denisovans Gave Tibetans Altitude Adaptation Variant Mar 24, 2014 Most Viewed Articles on GWDN Last Week: Mar 24, 2014 Mar 18, 2014 UC Berkeley, UCSF Use $10M Gift to Launch CRISPR Initiative, Center Feb 27, 2014 People in the News: Jennifer Doudna, Vasant Jadhav Premium Jan 10, 2014 Low Y Chromosome Genetic Diversity Linked to Effects of Natural Selection Dec 18, 2013 High-Coverage Neanderthal Genome Provides Look at Historical Mixing Events, Human-Specific Sequences Load More Breaking News Cytosine Base Editor Enables Genome-Wide Genetic Function Screening G42 Healthcare, Seegene to Offer Mobile Molecular Diagnostic Labs in Middle East, North Africa JP Morgan, Cowen Initiate Coverage of Singular Genomics Systems Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Danaher, Becton Dickinson, 23andMe, and More Berry Oncology, Alibaba Health Partner to Offer Early Cancer Screening, Health Services Roche Receives FDA EUA for PCR-Based, Point-of-Care SARS-CoV-2 Test The Scan Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research. Who's Getting the Patents? A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports. Other Uses CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2. PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.