Research & Discovery The latest research news in genetics and genomics. Protein-Based Liquid Biopsy Panel Assesses Tumor Microenvironment, Shows Prognostic Potential Premium A panel of 13 circulating proteins related to the tumor microenvironment may provide prognostic clues to prostate cancer progression. 23andMe Study Associates Gene Locus With COVID-19-Related Loss of Smell, Taste A multi-ancestry genome-wide association study found that genetics likely contributes to the loss of smell or taste in COVID-19 patients. PreOmics Closes €13.5M Series B Financing Round Bruker was the sole investor in the round and bought out several previous PreOmics investors in a secondary transaction to become a majority investor in the firm. NanoString Technologies Touts Interest in CosMx Spatial Biology Platform at JPM The Seattle-based company has already sold 20 platforms ahead of the Q4 launch, and researchers are receiving data from the CosMx Technology Access Program. Veranome, Cold Spring Harbor to Develop In Situ Sequencing Technologies The collaboration aims to expand Veranome's spatial transcriptomics portfolio with in situ neural mapping, among other applications. Jan 13, 2022 Insightful Science Acquires Data Science Company Omiq Jan 13, 2022 Quanterix Projects Q4 2021 Revenues of $29M to $31M Jan 13, 2022 JPM Healthcare Conference Day 3: Quantum-Si, Olink, Exact Sciences, Bio-Techne, Opko Health, More Jan 12, 2022 JPM Healthcare Conference Day 2: Thermo Fisher, BD, SomaLogic, Myriad, Oxford Nanopore, More Jan 11, 2022 JPM Healthcare Conference Day 1: Seer, Twist, 10x, Guardant, Natera, Bruker, Adaptive, Qiagen, Sema4 Jan 10, 2022 Akoya, Olink, NanoString, Adaptive Bio, Sema4, Oxford Nanopore Report Preliminary Financial Results Jan 7, 2022 BTIG Initiates Coverage of Ginkgo Bioworks With Buy Rating Jan 7, 2022 Qiagen, Actome Partner for Protein Analysis Using Digital PCR Jan 7, 2022 International Team Debuts New Platform for DIY Genetic Analysis and Interpretation Premium Jan 6, 2022 Polygenic Scores Have Low Portability Between Genetic Populations, UK Biobank-Based Study Finds Jan 5, 2022 Illumina, SomaLogic Ink Codevelopment Agreement for Proteomics Assays With Sequencing Readout Jan 5, 2022 Maternal Cell-Free RNA Can Gauge Preeclampsia Risk Months Before Symptoms, Study Finds Jan 5, 2022 Aspira Women's Health Preliminary Q4 OVA1 Sales up 23 Percent; Firm Details Pipeline Progess Jan 5, 2022 Protai Raises $8M to Build Proteomics, AI-Based Drug Discovery Platform Jan 5, 2022 Nucleix Raises Additional $22M Jan 4, 2022 Chinese Study Uncovers Ties Between Blood Metabolites, Gut Microbes Jan 4, 2022 Alamar Biosciences, Abcam Partner for Proteomics Research Jan 3, 2022 Tech-Boosted Genome Assembly Helps Resolve Closely Related Microbes in Metagenomic Sample Dec 29, 2021 Proteomics Goes Public in 2021 Premium Dec 23, 2021 Multiomic Profiling Uncovers Predictors of Melanoma Response to Immunotherapy Load More Breaking News In Ongoing False Advertising Suit, Judge Allows Natera Counterclaims Against Guardant Health Centogene Strikes Rare Disease Target Discovery Deal With Insilico Medicine 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 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.