University of Tennessee Parse Biosciences Lowers Cost Barriers to Single-Cell Transcriptomics Research Premium The University of Washington spinout, formerly called Split Biosciences, has received orders for its new whole-transcriptome kit from 50 early-access partners. Integrated Genomic Analysis Highlights Potential Strategy for Overcoming Some ALL Resistance The study suggested that ALL glucocorticoid resistance stemming from alterations that drive down CELSR2 levels might be combated with the BCL2-targeting drug venetoclax. U. of Tennessee Receives $18.6M Renewal Award from NSF to Develop New Mathematical Approaches NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Science Foundation has awarded $18.6M to the University of Tennessee to continue work into developing new mathematical approaches aimed at biological research. Comparative Genomics Reveal Genes Used by Mercury-Methylating Microbes NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Orthologs of the same gene pair seem to spur mercury methylation across a range of bacterial and archaeal species, according to a study published online today in Science. The Next Generation Premium Deborah Nickerson has been in the trenches of genomics almost since the beginning, but that wasn't always the plan. Today, she uses her experience in learning a new field to mentor her students. Feb 12, 2009 ABRF Panel Addresses Challenges of Implementing Mass Spectrometry into Core Labs Premium Breaking News GenomeWeb Index Falls 6 Percent in November as Emergence of Omicron Spooks Markets Sequencing-Based MRD Detection in Bone Marrow May Predict ALL Relapse After CAR T-Cell Therapy Metabolomic Study Links 13 Metabolites to Coronary Heart Disease Risk Among African Americans Illumina Wins $8M Jury Verdict in BGI Patent Infringement Suit, Loses Patent Caris Life Sciences Facing FTC Lawsuit After Resisting Subpoena in Illumina, Grail Antitrust Case Biodesix, Spesana Partner to Improve Workflows for Lung Cancer Molecular Diagnostic Tests The Scan Panel Votes for COVID-19 Pill A US Food and Drug Administration panel has voted to support the emergency use authorization of an antiviral pill for COVID-19 from Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, CNN says. But Not Harm New Scientist reports that UK bioethicists say that though gene editing may improve food production, it should not harm livestock welfare. Effectiveness Drop Anticipated Moderna's Stéphane Bancel predicts that that current SARS-CoV-2 vaccines may be less effective against the Omicron variant, the Financial Times reports. Cell Studies of Human Chromatin Accessibility, SARS-CoV-2 Variants, Cell Signaling Networks In Cell this week: chromatin accessibility maps of adult human tissues, modeling to track SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern, and more.