diagnostic software 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. Invitae Acquiring Genosity for $200M; Investment Group Provides Firm $1.15B in Senior Notes Invitae expects that Genosity's software and data management platform will allow it to quickly advance several oncology tests in development. UK Startup Gabriel Precision Oncology Leans on Congenica to Broaden NGS Use in Cancer Testing Premium Spun out of the Glasgow Precision Oncology Laboratory, Gabriel wants targeted sequencing to become the norm for all somatic cancer patients. Illumina, Emedgene Partner on Automated Genomic Data Interpretation Under the non-exclusive partnership, Emedgene will integrate its genome interpretation application into Illumina's TruSight software suite. Startup Angstrom Bio Plans Saliva-Based COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Test on Nanopore Sequencing Platform Premium Angstrom Bio is developing a rapid, scalable coronavirus test that uses nanopore sequencing to detect barcoded PCR products. Apr 30, 2020 Washington University, BostonGene Expand Kidney Cancer Research Collaboration May 14, 2019 BGI Genomics, Pryzm Health Partner on 'Precision Public Health' Apr 30, 2019 Congenica Raises £13.3M in Series B Add-On Apr 11, 2019 Sophia Genetics Gets CE-IVD Mark for Cancer Detection Solution Nov 28, 2018 Metagenomic Sequencing Approach Proposed for Respiratory Tract Infection Detection Sep 17, 2018 NGS-Based Post-Transplant Acute Myeloid Leukemia Assay Predicts Relapse Risk Premium Jul 10, 2018 Sonic Genetics to Implement Translational Software PGx Platform in Australia Jun 29, 2018 New EHR-Phenolyzer Seeks to Automate Linkage of Genomic, Phenotypic Data Premium Dec 4, 2017 Vanderbilt Medical Center to Use FDNA Technology for Disease Diagnosis Nov 29, 2017 PreventionGenetics to Integrate FDNA's Face2Gene Into DNA Testing Services Sep 21, 2017 UgenTec, R-Biopharm Collaborate to Develop Software for Automated PCR Analysis Aug 24, 2017 GenDx Receives Canadian License for HLA Typing Software May 8, 2017 Startup Variantyx Sees Itself As 'Virtual Lab' for Diagnostic Decision Support Premium May 23, 2016 Exome Diagnostic Yield May Get Boost From Facial Recognition Software, ESHG Presentation Suggests Premium Feb 19, 2016 GenDx Receives CE Mark for HLA Typing Software May 11, 2015 Congenica Partners with UK Alliance to Develop Improved Diagnostic Tools Apr 2, 2015 PierianDx Plans Software Update to Improve Variant Prioritization, Clinical Relevance Assessment Premium Nov 10, 2014 UCSF Selects Syapse Platform to Support Cancer Testing Premium Dec 13, 2010 Norwegian DNA Analysis Company iSentio Raises $1.5M Jun 18, 2010 MediSapiens to Use $1M Investment to Make Research Software Work for Personalized Medicine Premium Breaking News Analysis Finds Sibling Cascade Testing Could Be Cost Effective in Pediatric Cancer Armonica Technologies Closes $2M Series B Financing Round Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests; California Cancer Testing Law; More In Brief This Week: The Jackson Laboratory, CareDx, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Grail, Foundation Medicine, Personalis, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: NanoString, Sophia Genetics, EliTech, Lybe Scientific, More The Scan J&J Booster Support A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times. To Keep the Cases Moving The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases. NAS Expels Archaeologist Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences. PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.