gene expression NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project The partners will use NanoString's nCounter and CAR-T Characterization Panel to ID molecular features that make CAR T-cell therapies more effective. Medicare Expands Coverage for Hologic's Biotheranostics Breast Cancer Test The firm said that the expanded coverage provides more women with access to a test that helps determine whether extended endocrine therapy is appropriate. BostonGene, Medical College of Wisconsin Partner on Pancreatic Cancer Biomarker Research The partners will look for patterns in patients' exome sequencing and transcriptomics data to try to predict treatment response. At ACMG, Mechanism for Common Breast Cancer Locus Proposed From Functional Analysis With regulatory and functional data, investigators saw a possible tumor suppressor role for a gene flagged by common variants in a breast cancer GWAS. Cofactor Genomics Begins Multi-Site Clinical Trial for Immunotherapy Prediction Assay The multi-center study is evaluating the use of Cofactor's OncoPrism test in predicting head and neck cancer patients' response to immunotherapy with other tumor types to follow. Apr 12, 2021 Oncocyte AACR Data Expands Potential Applications for Immunotherapy Response Predictor Mar 31, 2021 Type 1 Diabetes Onset Preceded by Gene Expression Changes Mar 24, 2021 Scipher Medicine Raises $82M in Series C Financing Mar 23, 2021 Long-Read Sequencing Emerges as Useful Tool to Study RNA Isoforms Premium Mar 18, 2021 Oncocyte Details New Expansions Plans With Growing Portfolio of Acquired Tests Premium Mar 5, 2021 Spatial Omics Firms Use AGBT as Launchpad for New Tech Premium Mar 4, 2021 Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Show Potential for Finding New Regulatory Variants Feb 24, 2021 Proteogenomic Study Expands Catalog of Cell Cycle Players Feb 8, 2021 Spatial Transcriptomics Study Refines View Across Layers of Human Brain Region Feb 3, 2021 Human Epigenome Map Reveals New Insights Into Genetic Loci for Traits, Diseases Jan 20, 2021 Oncocyte to Raise $25M in Stock Sale to Institutional Investors Jan 7, 2021 Alzheimer's Disease Subtypes Proposed From Gene Expression Profiles of Brain Regions Jan 5, 2021 Single-Cell Sequencing Reveals Immune Contributors to Exacerbated Asthma in Mouse Model Jan 4, 2021 Metastatic Gastric Cancer Outcomes Informed by Single-Cell Transcriptome Profiles Dec 22, 2020 Agendia FLEX Registry Powers Genomics Research on Underrepresented Breast Cancer Patients Premium Dec 11, 2020 COVID-19 GWAS Leads to Immune Genes Linked to Severe Disease, Treatment Targets Dec 8, 2020 Single-Cell Transcriptome Study Links Gut Development, Pediatric Crohn's Disease Dec 7, 2020 Neuroblastoma Super Enhancer Profiles Pinpoint Four Epigenetic Subtypes Oct 27, 2020 SickKids' 'Rigorous' Molecular Analysis IDs Targetable Alterations, Cancer Susceptibility Mutations Premium Oct 26, 2020 Malaria Parasites in Dry and Wet Season Exhibit Different Gene Transcription Profiles Load More Breaking News Sequencing Study Uncovers MERS-Related Coronavirus in Swiss Bats Angstrom Bio Raises $3M in Private Financing Eagle Biosciences, Genetic Analysis Ink Distribution Agreement for Gut Microbiota Test Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest Diagnostics for Lymphoma Mutation Testing Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel The Scan CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern" CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern." From FDA to Venture Capital Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post. Consent Questions Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles. Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.