DNA extraction

Working with Case Western Reserve University, the firm will sequence fecal samples from individuals diagnosed with autism and provide results for free to the research community.  


The company has been working for several years under NIH grants totaling more than $7 million and is now preparing for its first formal product launch.

Despite the initial high cost, the firm believes the assay's improved accuracy and sensitivity will sway clinical and payor interest.

Two researchers devised a protocol to sequence DNA from ancient samples and tested it on 100-year-old museum specimens.

At a user meeting in London this week, Chief Technology Officer Clive Brown introduced the SmidgIon and a number of other technology developments, as well as a new synthetic biology spinoff.

The company is now offering a test covering about 3,000 hotspots in 50 genes for 10 cancer types that can be performed on sample volumes as low as 50 microliters.

The UCSF spinout was founded last year and has been selling an FFPE DNA extraction kit and three NGS cancer panels.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Circulomics announced today that it has received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop its Nanobind DNA and RNA isolation technology for formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international team of researchers has pieced together the mitochondrial genome of a Middle Pleistocene cave bear from very small DNA fragments.

While many in the cytogenetics world are concerned with array findings of unclear clinical significance, and how to communicate that information back to patients, a recent review conducted within Cleveland Clinic Laboratories found that it was the lab's sample preparation method

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.

CNBC reports that there are thousands of genetic tests available for consumers to chose between.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of ducks, whole-genome doubling among tumor samples, and more.