data compression SelfDecode Moves Into B2B Services as it Seeks to Diversify, Increase its Reach Premium With $8 million in new funding, the startup is expanding beyond its DTC roots by offering "legit science" to support its personalized health recommendations. GenomSys Gains CE Mark for New Genomic Analysis Software With the CE marking in hand, the Swiss bioinformatics startup has launched GenomSys Variant Analyzer, which follows the MPEG-G genomic data compression standard. GenomSys, Philips to Build Genome Analysis Technology Based on MPEG-G Standard The multiyear collaboration agreement brings together two of the corporate champions of the MPEG-G genomic data representation and compression standard. GenomSys Gets CE Mark for MPEG-G Codec Genomic Data Processing Software Suite The Swiss bioinformatics startup said that the MPEG-G compression standard can shrink whole-genome files to less than 25 percent the size of legacy formats. GenomSys Banks on MPEG-G Standard to Make Genome Analysis Mobile Premium With a new CEO, the Swiss startup expects to have its consumer-facing mobile app ready by midyear. Sep 9, 2020 DNA Data Storage Startup Catalog Raises $10M in Series A Financing Jul 17, 2020 Illumina Looking to Streamline Genomic Interpretation With Two Informatics Acquisitions Premium Jul 15, 2020 Illumina Acquires French Genomic Data-Compression Startup Enancio Breaking News New Approach Identifies Candidate Causal Variants for Neuropsychiatric, Neurodevelopmental Conditions People in the News: Baylor's Thomas Caskey Dies; New Appointments at UK Biobank, CS Genetics, More In Brief This Week: Pathogenomix, Uniogen, Genetic Technologies, DnaNudge, Gravity Diagnostics, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Biodesix, Curio Genomics, Akoya Biosciences, More 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 The Scan Omicron's Sewage Path The New York Times writes that testing sewage is helping public health officials track Omicron. IBM Sells Part of Watson Health The Wall Street Journal reports IBM is selling part of its Watson Health business to an investment firm. Identifying the Right Whales The Boston Globe writes that genetic testing has helped identify North American right whales and find that weaning can take place earlier than thought. Science Papers on Approach to Quickly Sort Single Cells, Alternative Splicing in Cancer In Science this week: high-speed sorting of single cells using fluorescence imaging, and more.