Weizmann Institute Gencove Expands Low-Coverage Sequencing Business to Ag-Bio Market Premium The company is planning to use a $10 million Series A financing to improve its platform and build data tools to make low-pass sequencing competitive. Wild Animal Gut Microbiomes Reveal New Species, Ties to Host Traits The gut microbiomes of nearly 200 animal species could serve as a resource for the discovery of new therapeutics and biotechnology applications. Israeli Startup Curesponse Targets European Pharma Market With Drug Prediction, Development Service Premium The firm's technology uses ex vivo organ culture to model cancer growth and predict a patient's tumor response to chemotherapy and targeted drugs. Israeli Startup Curesponse Raises $6M in Series A Financing The Rehovot, Israel-based precision medicine firm will use the funding to scale clinical trials and expansion to the UK. Tumor Microbiome Appears to Vary With Cancer Type A new microbiome analysis uncovered cancer type-specific bacterial community features, along with intracellular bacteria in tumor and associated immune cells. Dec 18, 2019 ALS Genomic Analysis Highlights Potential MicroRNA Contributor Aug 8, 2019 Researchers Propose Role For Microbes in Pancreatic Cancer Immune Features, Survival Mar 27, 2019 Gut Microbe Structural Variants Implicated in Health-Related Host Traits Sep 6, 2018 Gut Microbiome Studies Question Influence of Probiotics Mar 10, 2015 Research Group Taps NRGene to Assemble Emmer Wheat Genome Oct 16, 2014 Genomics in the Journals: Arrays 2014.10.16 Jul 29, 2014 Rosetta Genomics, Weizmann Institute Team on NGS Methods for Small RNAs Nov 6, 2013 Israeli Personalized Medicine Center Gets $50M Donation Sep 20, 2012 Q&A: Weizmann Institute's Eytan Domany Discusses a New Tool for microRNA Analysis Premium Mar 19, 2010 Q&A: Team Uses Dynamic Proteomics to Study How Multi-Drug Combinations Affect Proteins Premium Aug 5, 2009 Prolor Biotech Takes Option to Peptide Rx Candidates from Weizmann's Yeda R&D Premium Apr 1, 2009 Study IDs Chromosomal Instabilities Linked to Poor Colorectal Cancer Outcomes Breaking News Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gene Mutations Point to Possible Therapeutic Strategy Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Firm Mainz Biomed Taps DCN Dx to Aid European Study of Enhanced ColoAlert Assay Parse Biosciences Partners With Research Instruments for Southeast Asia Distribution Thermo Fisher, Oncocyte Ink Development, Comarketing Deal for Cancer IVDs Yourgene Health Enters Three-Year £5M Term Loan Facility The Scan And a Fourth? A fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in an Israeli study increased antibody levels but did not prevent Omicron variant infections, according to the Financial Times. For Better Science Software A virtual institute funded by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt's philanthropy aims to lure software engineers to academia, Science reports. Recommendation Explanations The New York Times writes that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is straining to both make and explain decisions based on limited information. Genome Research Papers on De Novo Mutation Rates, Polyploid Genotyping, Oncogene Epigenomic Translocation In Genome Research this week: de novo mutations rates in hemoglobin subunits, analysis of variant calling methods for polyploid plants, and more.