Sample Prep

News on DNA library prep, labeling, extraction, automation, protein purification & enrichment in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

The company no longer plans to develop cell-free DNA assays for oncology but will instead look to commercialize a new target capture technology.

The company plans to add 150 to 200 new employees and is quadrupling its space in Pleasanton, California, including a manufacturing site for its microfluidic chips.

The company aims to position its platform as a validation tool for CRISPR-based therapeutics, while continuing to grow in the oncology space.

The startup plans to use the funds to scale its single-cell DNA analysis technology for blood-based cancer research and expand into CRISPR applications.

The method, called negative enrichment, protects DNA regions of interest prior to degrading the surrounding DNA, making the target fragments easier to read. 

 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.