DNA testing Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility A team from Japan tracked genetic and fertility features in freeze-dried mouse sperm samples stored in space for several years, along with pups produced from them. DNA-Based Screening, Effective Clinical Care Must Be Combined to Improve Health, ACMG Says The organization has released guidance on the use of DNA-based screening in an effort to show how it can be used to improve population health. Illumina, Genomic Medicine Sweden to Evaluate Sequencing-Based Leukemia Diagnostics The study will compare whole-genome sequencing and RNA sequencing to conventional diagnostic methods in about 450 acute leukemia patients in Sweden. Australian Team Developing Saliva-Based Assay for HPV-Driven Oropharyngeal Cancer Premium The group believes its assay, which detects HPV-16 DNA, could be deployed as a screening test in the way that HPV is currently screened to prevent cervical cancer. DIAMONDS Project Using New Classification Approach to Develop Rapid Infectious Disease Tests Premium Technology partners on the study include BioMérieux and SkylineDx, as well as Imperial College London's biomedical electronics unit. Jan 7, 2020 Clinical Investigators Validating Mouth Swab PCR Test for TB Premium Nov 14, 2019 Linear Diagnostics Lands £2M Investment Nov 6, 2019 U of Vermont Health Network Launches DNA Risk Screening Pilot Program Aug 15, 2019 Actionable Mutation Analysis Reveals Germline Risk in Older CRC Patients Dec 5, 2018 Cancer Methylation May Produce Easily Assayed Changes to DNA Polymer Properties Nov 1, 2018 PerkinElmer, Precipio Collaborate On Liquid Biopsy Testing Jul 10, 2018 Agena Bioscience, Dian Diagnostics Ink Deal Targeting China Jun 29, 2018 Bionano Genomics Seeks to Raise $34.5M in IPO Feb 28, 2018 Cardiomyopathy Genetic Tests Work Better in White Patients Than Other Ethnicities Dec 14, 2017 International Team Publishes Prostate Cancer Genetic Testing, Counseling Consensus Guidelines Oct 19, 2017 Retinoblastoma Surveillance Guidelines Include Genetic Testing, Counseling in Risk Stratification Oct 17, 2017 PlumCare Partners With PBKM FamiCord to Offer DNA Testing Service in Poland Oct 3, 2017 Roche to Initiate Blood Sample Screening for Babesia Under IND Mar 23, 2016 DNA Diagnostics Center Acquires All About Truth DNA Services Sep 16, 2015 Memorial Sloan Kettering, Illumina Partner on Research Studies of ctDNA Aug 4, 2015 California Precision Medicine Effort Awards $2.4M to Pediatric Cancer, Infectious Disease Projects Apr 4, 2013 Life Tech to Distribute LGC Forensic DNA Analysis System as Firms Eye Field-Based Testing Products Premium Mar 28, 2012 Strand Diagnostics to Receive $30M Investment from Nantworks May 5, 2011 ZyGem, Lockheed Martin Aim to Speed Forensic DNA Analysis with Portable, Automated Platform Premium May 26, 2010 MicroLab Diagnostics Acquisition 'Transformational' for ZyGem Premium Load More Breaking News Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gene Mutations Point to Possible Therapeutic Strategy Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Firm Mainz Biomed Taps DCN Dx to Aid European Study of Enhanced ColoAlert Assay Parse Biosciences Partners With Research Instruments for Southeast Asia Distribution Thermo Fisher, Oncocyte Ink Development, Comarketing Deal for Cancer IVDs Yourgene Health Enters Three-Year £5M Term Loan Facility The Scan And a Fourth? A fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in an Israeli study increased antibody levels but did not prevent Omicron variant infections, according to the Financial Times. For Better Science Software A virtual institute funded by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt's philanthropy aims to lure software engineers to academia, Science reports. Recommendation Explanations The New York Times writes that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is straining to both make and explain decisions based on limited information. Genome Research Papers on De Novo Mutation Rates, Polyploid Genotyping, Oncogene Epigenomic Translocation In Genome Research this week: de novo mutations rates in hemoglobin subunits, analysis of variant calling methods for polyploid plants, and more.