capture-based sequencing Ancient Genomes from Bohemia Point to Complex Population Encounters in Central Europe With 271 new or previously sequenced genomes from Bohemia, researchers followed population dynamics in the region between some 3,600 to 6,900 years ago. Twist Bioscience, Biotia Nab FDA EUA for Hybridization-Based NGS SARS-CoV-2 Assay The hybridization-based test may provide better detection of emerging COVID-19 variants of concern, due to a higher tolerance for probe mismatches than in PCR. Ancient Viking Variola Virus Genomes Shed Light on Evolution of Modern Smallpox Virus Researchers used sequence data from variola virus strains in 11 "Viking Age" individuals from northern Europe to gain new clues about smallpox evolution. 10x Genomics, Collaborators Develop Targeted Single-Cell Gene Expression Methods Premium These hybrid capture-based methods target gene transcripts of interest, which could shrink sequencing costs for some experiments by as much as 90 percent. Twist Bioscience Announces $100M Public Stock Offering The offering of common stock will be the second for Twist this year and the third since the company made its initial public offering in October 2018. Jan 29, 2020 Arbor Biosciences, Biosearch Technologies Ink Global Distribution Deal for Ag-Bio NGS Panels Jul 3, 2019 Ancient DNA Reveals Pulse of European Ancestry in Iron Age Philistines Mar 14, 2019 Cardiometabolic Risk Epigenetic Variants Emerge From Obesity Study Feb 4, 2019 Ancient Caucasus Populations Profiled Sep 17, 2018 Chromosome Interactions at Promoters Reveal Non-Coding Colorectal Cancer Mutations Sep 10, 2018 Noncoding Structural Variants Highlighted in Integrated Cancer Genome Analysis Mar 15, 2018 Stone Age Moroccan Genomes Reveal Sub-Saharan African, Near Eastern Ancestry Feb 16, 2018 Twist Bioscience Enters NGS Market With Launch of Target Enrichment Products Premium Feb 6, 2018 Sophia Genetics Gains CE-IVD Mark for Leukemia Assay Nov 8, 2017 Complex Early Farmer, Hunter-Gatherer Interactions Identified With Ancient European Samples May 30, 2017 Researchers Successfully Sequence Mitochondrial Genomes from Egyptian Mummies May 8, 2015 Team Characterizing DNA from Ancient Human with Recent Neanderthal Ancestry Aug 31, 2011 Broad Team Adapting Hybrid Selection to Enrich Pathogen DNA in Clinical Samples Premium Jun 29, 2010 Univ. of Washington Team Uses Capture Method to Sequence Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk Genes Breaking News Canaccord Genuity Initiates Coverage of Quantum-Si With Buy Rating NIH SenNet Program to Map Rare Senescent Cells Implicated in Human Health Woolly Mammoths Died Out After Climate Shift Eliminated Food Source, Environmental DNA Study Finds Thermo Fisher Scientific Prices $5.85B Senior Notes Offering New Rare Disease Risk Loci Uncovered With 23andMe Participant Data Genomic Studies Presented at ASHG Explore Malaria Responses in West African Children The Scan Just Breathing A new analysis suggests that most Mycobacterium tuberculosis is spread by aerosols from breathing, rather than by coughing, the New York Times reports. Just Like This One NPR reports that the World Health Organization has hired a South African biotech company to recreate mRNA vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 that is similar to the one developed by Moderna. Slow Start The Wall Street Journal reports that Biogen's Alzheimer's disease treatment had revenues for July through September that totaled $300,000. Genome Research Papers on Cancer Chromatin, Splicing in the Thymus, Circular RNAs in Cancer In Genome Research this week: analysis of bivalent chromatin sites, RBFOX splicing factors' role in thymic epithelial cells, and more.