capture-based sequencing Proof-of-Principle Study Points to Possibility of Monitoring Pediatric ALL With Plasma Samples Capture-based blood plasma sequencing helped track disease persistence or relapse and identify microbes that may cause infection in the immunosuppressed patients. Ancient Carpathian Basin Genetic Study Spells Out Population Dynamics During Avar Period With genomic data for dozens of ancient individuals, researchers retraced population dynamics around 1,500 years ago, including long-range migrations to the region. 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. Jun 2, 2020 10x Genomics, Collaborators Develop Targeted Single-Cell Gene Expression Methods Premium Feb 19, 2020 Twist Bioscience Announces $100M Public Stock Offering 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 Single-Nucleus Chromatin Accessibility Profiling in Coronary Artery Disease Points to Mechanisms ALL Genomes Marked by High DNA Methylation Levels Cepheid Gets CE Mark for Updated Rapid COVID MDx Test Mainz Biomed, Dante Labs Partner to Commercialize ColoAlert in Europe, UAE CellCarta Acquires Rights to Targeted Protein Assays from Fred Hutch Spinout Precision Assays Genetic Analysis, Omnigene Medical Technologies Ink Distribution, Tech Transfer Deal The Scan Monkeypox Case Found in US The New York Times says that a case of monkeypox has now been reported in the US. Effects on Fetal Screening Wired writes that changes to US abortion laws could affect screening for fatal congenital conditions. 'Pharma Bro' Out of Prison The Wall Street Journal reports that Martin Shkreli has been released from prison to a halfway house. Nature Papers Present Cultivate Oat Genome, Benchmarking of Spatial and Single-Cell Transcriptomic Integration Methods In Nature this week: reference genome of the cultivated oat, and more.