capillary electrophoresis Swift Biosciences, BillionToOne Partner to Commercialize COVID-19 Test BillionToOne's assay detects SARS-CoV-2 in samples from nasal, nasopharyngeal, and oropharyngeal swabs and has a testing capacity of 1 million tests per day. DxTerity Diagnostics, Patients Choice Get FDA Emergency Use Authorizations for Coronavirus Tests The two tests, both of which use RT-PCR technology to detect multiple viral targets, may be performed only by their respective developers. Asuragen Fragile X Diagnostic Test Gets FDA Authorization The firm's AmplideX Fragile X Dx and Carrier Screen Kit is intended to help diagnose fragile X syndrome and assess parental risk of having a child with the syndrome. Asuragen ALS, Dementia Assay Gets Favorable Evaluation From UPenn Team Premium The assay was shown to have a simpler workflow and was able to detect mosaicism, with only a slight decrease in sensitivity compared to a lab-developed test. Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires IntegenX Thermo Fisher said that IntegenX complements and enhances its existing human identification product portfolio. Mar 7, 2018 Agilent to Acquire Advanced Analytical Technologies for $250M; Buys Remaining Lasergen Shares Feb 22, 2017 Promega to Launch Low-, High-Throughput Capillary Electrophoresis Instruments in 2017 Premium Jul 21, 2015 Q&A: Timothy Kupferschmid of the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner on New Forensic DNA Techs Premium Aug 7, 2014 DxTerity Diagnostics Launches Sample Collection and Assay Kits; Aims to Drive Down LDT Costs Premium May 23, 2014 PerkinElmer to Distribute Sebia Newborn Screening System May 8, 2014 Mutations in Poly-G Repeats Enable Cancer Phylogeny Construction, Illuminating Disease Progression Dec 9, 2013 Life Tech Becomes Partner in Saudi Human Genome Program, International Barcode of Life Project Jul 10, 2013 AB Sciex Taking over Management of Beckman Coulter's Capillary Electrophoresis Unit Apr 3, 2012 Advanced Analytical Touts Fragment Analyzer's Versatility, Automation to NGS Users Premium Jul 16, 2010 New MIAPE Modules Cover Four Proteomic Areas, Offer Guidelines for Commercial Reagents Premium Jan 12, 2010 Life Technologies Plans Early-Access Program for New Sequencer Breaking News Beckman Coulter, Invitae Partner to Develop NGS Library Prep Applications Sick Infants Profiled with WGS See Better Diagnosis, More Care Changes UC Santa Cruz Center for Live Cell Genomics Wins $13.5M NIH Grant Genetron Health, Impact Therapeutics Partner for Anti-Cancer Drug, CDx Development Canaccord Genuity Initiates Coverage of Pacific Biosciences With Buy Rating Alternative Genetic Counseling Approach Leads to Higher Patient Satisfaction, Study Suggests The Scan Highly Similar Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News. Gain of Oversight According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research. Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.