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 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 In Ongoing False Advertising Suit, Judge Allows Natera Counterclaims Against Guardant Health Centogene Strikes Rare Disease Target Discovery Deal With Insilico Medicine Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gene Mutations Point to Possible Therapeutic Strategy Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Firm The Scan Transplant Tests Edited Pig Kidneys The Associated Press reports a University of Alabama-Birmingham team transplanted genetically modified pig kidneys into a brain-dead human patient. UK Changes Some Gene-Edited Crop Rules A new law may enable gene-edited crops to be sold in the UK within about five years, New Scientist says. Pill Works Against Omicron in Lab Pfizer's antiviral pill to treat SARS-CoV-2 appears to work against the Omicron variant, the Wall Street Journal reports. Nature Papers Find Genetic Risk Factor for Smell, Taste Loss in COVID-19; Analyze TB Granulomas In Nature this week: genome-wide association study find locus linked to the risk COVID-19 patients losing their sense of taste or smell, and more.