hybridization Twist Bioscience, Regeneron Genetics Center Codevelop NGS Genotyping Panel for Population Sequencing Twist will market the Diversity SNP Panel, which includes approximately 1.4 million SNPs from a globally representative population. MIT Researchers Devise Oligo Barcode-Based 'File System' for DNA Data Storage Premium The researchers have applied for a patent on their technology and have formed a startup, Cache DNA, to develop a low-cost platform for DNA storage and retrieval. Kromatid Receives $2M Investment From BroadOak Capital Partners The company will use the funds to accelerate commercialization of its directional genomic hybridization products and for ongoing product development. Vizgen Raises $37M in Series B Financing The Harvard spinout will use the proceeds to commercialize its Merscope technology for spatial transcriptomics and increase manufacturing capacity. Twist Bioscience, Biotia Nab FDA EUA for Hybridization-Based NGS SARS-CoV-2 Assay The hybridization-based test may provide better detection of emerging COVID-19 variants of concern, due to a higher tolerance for probe mismatches than in PCR. Mar 18, 2021 Bruker Invests in Startup Acuity Spatial Genomics Mar 5, 2021 Spatial Omics Firms Use AGBT as Launchpad for New Tech Premium Feb 5, 2021 Twist Bioscience Reveals MRD Testing Applications, Regeneron Genotyping Project Premium Aug 10, 2020 NanoString Technologies Q2 Revenues Drop 25 Percent But Beat Street Estimates Jul 27, 2020 Vizgen Plans Launch of Spatial Transcriptomics Platform Based on MERFISH Technology Premium Jun 11, 2020 Avida Biomed Developing Hybridization-Based Methylation Sequencing Panels for Cancer Dx Premium Jun 2, 2020 Swift Biosciences, Arbor Biosciences Partner on Targeted NGS Workflow for SARS-CoV-2 Jun 2, 2020 10x Genomics, Collaborators Develop Targeted Single-Cell Gene Expression Methods Premium Mar 19, 2020 FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for GenMark Coronavirus Assay Mar 11, 2020 Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, UCSF, Stanford Partner to Boost Bay Area Coronavirus Testing Mar 11, 2020 Coronavirus Test From GenMark Diagnostics Submitted to FDA for Emergency Use Authorization Jan 29, 2020 Arbor Biosciences, Biosearch Technologies Ink Global Distribution Deal for Ag-Bio NGS Panels Dec 5, 2019 Veracyte Pursues International Expansion With Global License Agreement Premium Dec 3, 2019 Veracyte Exclusively Licenses NanoString Diagnostic Platform for Up to $60M Nov 26, 2019 NanoString-Based Genotype, Phenotype Test Rapidly Detects Antimicrobial Resistance Premium Oct 30, 2019 Twist Bioscience Inks Comarketing Deal With MGI for Europe, Asia Pacific May 30, 2019 NanoString Partners With CROs to Expand Access to Cancer Research Panel Apr 2, 2019 Veracyte Genomic Classifier Test for Lung Disease Validated in Clinical Study Dec 26, 2018 GenMark Fungal Blood Culture Test Clears FDA Nov 12, 2018 NanoString Targets Infection Dx, Drug Susceptibility Testing for Hyb & Seq Platform Premium Load More Breaking News Sequencing Study Uncovers MERS-Related Coronavirus in Swiss Bats Angstrom Bio Raises $3M in Private Financing Eagle Biosciences, Genetic Analysis Ink Distribution Agreement for Gut Microbiota Test Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest Diagnostics for Lymphoma Mutation Testing Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel The Scan CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern" CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern." From FDA to Venture Capital Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post. Consent Questions Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles. Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.