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 29, 2013 Genomics in the Journals: Nov 29, 2013 Dec 19, 2012 A Trio of New Animal Genomes Serves as Source of Information on Ancestral Bilaterians Oct 25, 2012 Startup Diassess Creating Multiplex POC Device for Both Protein and Nucleic Acid Detection Premium Oct 19, 2012 UC Berkeley's $130M Energy Biosciences Building Completed Sep 27, 2012 Researchers Report on Metagenomic Method for Characterizing Bacteria at Bioremediation Site Feb 10, 2012 Study Raises Concerns About Family-Based Forensics Approach Apr 22, 2011 UC Berkeley Starts Synthetic Biology Institute Feb 1, 2011 International Teams Publish Three New Ant Genome Studies Jan 26, 2011 Tufts Publishes Lessons Learned from Personalized Genomic Testing Pilot Program Premium Jan 12, 2011 2010 in Review: Genomic Medicine Experiences Growing Pains of Regulation, Economics, and Litigation Premium Nov 18, 2010 NIEHS Funds Children's Epigenomics Studies Oct 4, 2010 International Team Sequences Hundreds of Human Exomes Aug 18, 2010 UC Berkeley Halts Genetic Testing Program, but Touts Opportunity for Ethical Debate Premium Aug 13, 2010 UCal Berkeley Pulls Back Freshman Gene Tests Aug 4, 2010 Researchers Sequence Sponge Genome Jul 14, 2010 California Legislation Seeks to Bar UC Berkeley's Genetic Testing Plans Premium Jun 9, 2010 Stanford to Genotype MD/PhD Students for Pilot Elective Genetics Course Premium May 26, 2010 UC Berkeley Fends off DTC Genomics Critics; Other Schools Mull Genetic Tests as Educational Tools Premium May 20, 2010 Genetics Think Tank Urges UCal to Suspend Gene Tests for Students Apr 29, 2010 JGI-Led Team Sequences Frog Genome 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.