multiomic Insightful Science Acquires Data Science Company Omiq San Diego-based Insightful said that the addition of Omiq's cloud-based platform will expand its flow cytometry software offerings. Freenome, Siemens Healthineers Partner to ID Blood-Based Breast Cancer Biomarkers The companies aim to use multiomic and other types of data to identify blood-based biomarkers that can help in the early diagnosis of breast cancer. Multiomic Analysis of ALS Pinpoints Altered Lipid Metabolism as Potential Therapeutic Target Researchers analyzed spinal motor neurons and ocular motor neurons to identify shared metabolic perturbations in inherited and sporadic ALS. At ESHG, DeCode Genetics Highlights Integration of Proteomics, Genomics for Disease Research DeCode has identified markers associated with osteoarthritis and autoimmune thyroid disease and is developing a calculator to predict five-year mortality risk. CellCarta Acquires Reveal Biosciences Montreal-based CellCarta will use the acquisition to broaden its offering in artificial intelligence-enabled multiomic data analysis services and applications. May 11, 2021 Caris Life Sciences Raises $830M to Support Precision Medicine Platform, Liquid Biopsy Development May 7, 2021 Proteona Driving Adoption of Immune Profiling Platform for CAR-T, Multiple Myeloma Research Premium Apr 5, 2021 Using CRISPR-Chip Technology, Cardea Bio Aims to Develop Lab-Free Multi-Omic Technology Premium Feb 24, 2021 WuXi Diagnostics Closes $150M Series B Financing Round Nov 18, 2020 Proteogenomic Analysis Uncovers New Breast Cancer Subtypes, Suggests Treatment Options Oct 28, 2020 COVID-19 Multiomic Immune Response Study Reveals Differences in Disease Progression, Severity Breaking News NIH Earmarks $170M for All of Us Program's Personalized Nutrition Study Taiwanese Firm's IP Asserted in Suit Against Pacific Biosciences Found Partially Unpatentable 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 The Scan Transplant Tests Edited Pig Kidneys The Associated Press reports a University of Alabama-Birmingham team transplanted genetically modified pig kidneys into a brain-dead human patient. UK Changes Some Gene-Edited Crop Rules A new law may enable gene-edited crops to be sold in the UK within about five years, New Scientist says. Pill Works Against Omicron in Lab Pfizer's antiviral pill to treat SARS-CoV-2 appears to work against the Omicron variant, the Wall Street Journal reports. Nature Papers Find Genetic Risk Factor for Smell, Taste Loss in COVID-19; Analyze TB Granulomas In Nature this week: genome-wide association study find locus linked to the risk COVID-19 patients losing their sense of taste or smell, and more.