UCSD Large-Scale Depression Genetic Study Uncovers Additional Risk Loci, Ties to Potential Drugs The analysis drew upon data from the Million Veteran Program and other large-scale efforts and underscores the genetic complexity of depression. Cancer Detection Firm Micronoma Raises $3.5M The financing round brings the total amount of funding for Micronoma, a developer of microbiome-based cancer detection technology, to $6.5 million. Neanderthal Gene Variant Alters Neurodevelopment in Human Brain Organoids Researchers used CRISPR to reintroduce an archaic variant of NOVA1 into cortical organoids to study how a human-specific variant may have affected evolution. Million Veteran Program GWAS Uncovers Genetic Loci Linked to PTSD The study's findings could also point to potential treatment candidates for post-traumatic stress disorder, the researchers said. Fluxergy Aiming to Provide Low-Cost, Multimodal Testing for SARS-CoV-2, Other Disease Targets Premium The company has developed an analyzer to run PCR, immunochemistry, and cytometry tests at the same time for a variety of diseases including COVID-19. Jan 13, 2021 Autism Spectrum Disorder Study Finds Contribution From De Novo Tandem Repeat Mutations Oct 16, 2020 NIH Kicks Off Second Stage of 4D Nucleome Program With $142M in Research Grants Sep 11, 2020 Genomic Epidemiology Studies Retrace Sources of Early SARS-CoV-2 Outbreaks in US, Europe Sep 10, 2020 SkylineDx, Imperial College London, UCSD Partner to Develop Kawasaki Disease Test Aug 21, 2020 UCSD Startup Micronoma Eyes Early-Stage Cancer Diagnostic Space With Microbial Technology Premium Aug 21, 2020 Single-Cell Analysis Reveals Ulcerative Colitis Tissue, Immune Features Aug 17, 2020 Pan-Cancer Study Reveals Extrachromosomal DNA Frequency, Possible Survival Impacts Aug 13, 2020 Cancer Detection Tech Startup Micronoma Raises $3M in Seed Funding Aug 5, 2020 TargetCancer Foundation Initiates Precision Medicine Study for Rare Cancers Aug 3, 2020 FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorizations for Zeesan Biotech, UCSD Coronavirus Tests Jun 30, 2020 Fluxergy, Mass General Brigham Partner to Evaluate Rapid COVID-19 Molecular Testing System Jun 16, 2020 San Diego Institutes Launch Coronavirus Testing, Research Initiative Apr 20, 2020 Loss-of-Function Mutation in BAF Subunit Gene Tied to Recessive Autism Mar 11, 2020 Microbiome-Based Cancer Dx Emerges From Cancer Genome Atlas Reanalysis Feb 12, 2020 Human Skin, Oral Microbiomes Can Estimate People's Ages to Within Few Years Feb 11, 2020 Biological Dynamics Aims to Boost Adoption of Raw Sample Biomarker Tech Through Microsoft Program Premium Jan 13, 2020 Taproot's Master Observational Trial Attempting to Gather Missing Outcomes Data in Precision Oncology Premium Dec 4, 2019 Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Awards $5.5M in Grants for Diagnostic Development Oct 28, 2019 ACT Genomics, UCSD Partner for Tumor Microenvironment Immunotherapy Study Oct 9, 2019 PTSD GWAS Meta-Analysis Leads to Identification of Ancestry, Sex-Specific Risk Loci Load More Breaking News Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study People in the News: New Appointments at Biocept, Novacyt, Centogene, Illumina, More In Brief This Week: Sophia Genetics, Twist Bioscience, Dante Labs, MGI, Codex DNA, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: SpeeDx, Bio-Techne, NuProbe, More DiaSorin Q2 Revenues Rise 20 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand Cepheid Gets $28M From BARDA for SARS-CoV-2 Tests The Scan Interfering With Invasive Mussels The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels. Participation Analysis A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports. Right Whales' Decline A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC. Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.