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Dogs age more rapidly in their early years but then age more slowly later on, a DNA methylome analysis found, changing how dogs' ages are translated to human ages.

The company recently presented results from its Aurora assay for multi-cancer screening and plans to launch a $100 test for the US and Chinese markets.

Investigators are planning to further validate specific applications, such as prediction of lung and lymphoma cancer subtypes, in independent sample sets.

The Oxford, UK-based firm announced the closure of a seed financing round this week as well as plans to develop a methylation-based blood test for early-stage cancer detection. 

The firm expects to launch a 510(k)-cleared version of its Bladder EpiCheck recurrence assay early next year followed by an RUO early-stage lung cancer assay.

At the Biology of Genomes virtual conference last week, several presentations focused on single-cell and spatial genomics data sets and how they could be complementary.

The partners aim to identify signatures to predict the severity of disease in those infected and determine how patients will respond to therapies.

WUSTL will evaluate BostonGene's software, which integrates data from NGS with immunofluorescence imaging to profile tumors and their microenvironments.

Cerevance, a drug discovery firm employing the transcriptome sequencing method, raised $45 million in Series B financing earlier this month.

A new paper outlines an upcoming effort to trace tumor development and trajectory in time and space using single-cell genetics and other genomic methods.

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Researchers have developed a robotic lab assistant, the Verge reports.

CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.

The Associated Press reports the World Health Organization is sending experts to China to investigate the animal source of SARS-CoV-2.

In Science this week: atlas of affected cell populations in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and more.