DNA purification 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. Myriad Genetics Bets Fetal DNA Enrichment Method Will Further Increase Uptake of NIPS Test Premium In a study involving 1,300 blood samples from pregnant women, Myriad researchers demonstrated that their method could increase the fetal fraction for almost all. Circulomics Wins $2M in NIH Grants to Develop DNA Library Prep Products for Long-Read Sequencing The two new grants add to a $1.5 million Phase II SBIR grant the company received from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences last year. RevoluGen, GE Healthcare Life Sciences Ink DNA Extraction Product Manufacturing Deal 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. Merck KGaA to Distribute RevoluGen's High Molecular Weight DNA Extraction Product Under the non-exclusive agreement, Germany's Merck will globally distribute RevoluGen's Fire Monkey/Fire Flower kit for the extraction of high molecular weight DNA. Jan 14, 2019 DNA Extraction Remains Bottleneck for Long-Read Techs But Solutions Begin to Emerge Premium Dec 5, 2018 Cancer Methylation May Produce Easily Assayed Changes to DNA Polymer Properties Oct 3, 2013 UCSF Group Attributes Discovery of Novel Human Viruses to Contaminated Sample Prep Products Premium May 16, 2013 UW Researchers Commercializing Nanotip Device for DNA Isolation; Exploring Tech for POC Dx Premium Oct 18, 2012 MacConnell Research Developing Low-Cost, Automated DNA Sample Prep Device for MDx Applications Premium Sep 13, 2012 LBNL Seeks Licensees for Highly Specific and Sensitive DNA Extraction Method Premium Jun 7, 2012 Diffinity Genomics Closes Series B Financing for Undisclosed Amount Premium Dec 1, 2011 Sigma-Aldrich to Distribute Diffinity Genomics' PCR Purification Product Premium Apr 21, 2011 Boreal Genomics Developing Sequence-Enrichment Tech as DNA Purification Platform Nears Market Premium Oct 19, 2009 OriGene Buys Marligen Biosciences Breaking News FDA Revises SARS-CoV-2 Test Emergency Use Authorization Requirements to Account for Variants Geisinger Wins $5M NIH Grant to Develop Point-of-Care Genetic Diagnostic Tool Second Genome, Virginia Commonwealth University Partner on NASH Biomarker Discovery LGC Receives CE Mark for AccuPlex SARS-CoV-2, Flu A/B, RSV Reference Material Kit Esophageal Cancer Testing Firm Lucid Diagnostics Files For IPO Twist Bioscience, DeepCDR Collaborate on Antibody Library Design The Scan Booster for At-Risk The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for people over 65 or at increased risk. Preprints OK to Mention Again Nature News reports the Australian Research Council has changed its new policy and now allows preprints to be cited in grant applications. Hundreds of Millions More to Share The US plans to purchase and donate 500 million additional SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses, according to the Washington Post. Nature Papers Examine Molecular Program Differences Influencing Neural Cells, Population History of Polynesia In Nature this week: changes in molecular program during embryonic development leads to different neural cell types, and more.