DNA extraction Isohelix, AutoGen Ink Deal to Integrate Saliva Collection Devices Into Automated DNA Extraction The companies will integrate Isohelix's GeneFix saliva collection devices into AutoGen's FlexStar and FlexStar+ DNA extraction workflows. FDA-Led Group Evaluates Performance of RUO Liquid Biopsy Assays to Inform Practice Guidelines Premium The researchers found that the reliable sampling of rare circulating tumor DNA fragments served as the key challenge for developing liquid biopsy assays. Using CRISPR-Chip Technology, Cardea Bio Aims to Develop Lab-Free Multi-Omic Technology Premium The company showed that its chip can detect SNPs in models of sickle-cell disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, without the need for DNA amplification. German Nucleic Acid Sample Prep Startup Rides COVID-19 Testing, Automation Waves Premium The company's nucleic acid extraction kits have offered labs relief from COVID-19-related shortages of traditional silica-based bind-wash-elute assays. RevoluGen Signs Taiwan Distribution Deal for DNA Extraction Product The product uses spin columns to extract high molecular weight DNA with an average length of 100 kb or more from animal and bacterial cells. Sep 30, 2020 Circulomics Wins $2M in NIH Grants to Develop DNA Library Prep Products for Long-Read Sequencing Apr 1, 2020 Zymo Research, Tecan Partner to Automate Viral Nucleic Acid Extraction Mar 13, 2020 Purigen Biosystems Targets FFPE DNA Extraction Market Premium Mar 9, 2020 DermTech Trying to Drum up Payor Coverage for Melanoma Test With Study Results Premium Mar 2, 2020 RevoluGen, GE Healthcare Life Sciences Ink DNA Extraction Product Manufacturing Deal Aug 16, 2019 Optofluidic Chip Integrates Nanopores, Electrical Feedback to Control Single-Molecule Delivery Premium Jul 1, 2019 Merck KGaA to Distribute RevoluGen's High Molecular Weight DNA Extraction Product Jun 12, 2019 FDA Clears Roche Extraction Platform For Use With Applied BioCode GI Pathogen Panel, System Jan 14, 2019 DNA Extraction Remains Bottleneck for Long-Read Techs But Solutions Begin to Emerge Premium Sep 13, 2018 Vertebrate Genomes Project Releases First Assemblies; Describes Challenges, Plans Premium Sep 11, 2018 Cell-Free DNA Purification Kit Comparison Shows Spin Column Tech Superior Premium Jul 23, 2018 FDA Clears NeuMoDx MDx System, GBS Assay Feb 1, 2018 Biohm to Begin Study to Potentially Find Link Between Gut Microbiome and Autism Premium Dec 7, 2017 Shifting Focus to Sample Prep, Circulomics Anticipates Launching First DNA Extraction Product Premium Oct 2, 2017 DermTech Emphasizes Opportunity of PLA Tech to Lower Cost of Melanoma Testing Premium Jan 26, 2017 Phylogenomic Study Shows Utility of Ancient DNA Samples for Modern Research May 27, 2016 Oxford Nanopore Developing Smartphone-Powered Device, Launches New Pore Dec 9, 2015 Pairing Finger Stick Samples With NGS, Circulogene Joins Liquid Biopsy Field's Growing Ranks Premium May 19, 2015 CureSeq to Offer Rapid NGS Tumor Profiling Services; Conducting Clinical Trials with Chinese Partners Premium Sep 24, 2014 Circulomics Receives NIH Grant to Develop FFPE DNA/RNA Extraction Technology Load More Breaking News Cytosine Base Editor Enables Genome-Wide Genetic Function Screening G42 Healthcare, Seegene to Offer Mobile Molecular Diagnostic Labs in Middle East, North Africa JP Morgan, Cowen Initiate Coverage of Singular Genomics Systems Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Danaher, Becton Dickinson, 23andMe, and More Berry Oncology, Alibaba Health Partner to Offer Early Cancer Screening, Health Services Roche Receives FDA EUA for PCR-Based, Point-of-Care SARS-CoV-2 Test The Scan Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research. Who's Getting the Patents? A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports. Other Uses CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2. PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.