hybridization DiaCarta to Explore XNA Clamp Tech for Low-Frequency Mutations Under NIH Collaboration Working under a two-year cooperative R&D agreement, the firm will explore its platform for cancer and rare disease mutation detection and in situ cancer cell analyses. Celemics, South Dakota State University Create NGS-Based Respiratory Panel for Swine The assay uses hybridization and next-generation sequencing to detect more than 50 different viruses and bacteria in pigs. 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. Apr 7, 2021 Vizgen Raises $37M in Series B Financing Mar 24, 2021 Twist Bioscience, Biotia Nab FDA EUA for Hybridization-Based NGS SARS-CoV-2 Assay 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 Load More Breaking News New Approach Identifies Candidate Causal Variants for Neuropsychiatric, Neurodevelopmental Conditions People in the News: Baylor's Thomas Caskey Dies; New Appointments at UK Biobank, CS Genetics, More In Brief This Week: Pathogenomix, Uniogen, Genetic Technologies, DnaNudge, Gravity Diagnostics, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Biodesix, Curio Genomics, Akoya Biosciences, More NIH Earmarks $170M for All of Us Program's Personalized Nutrition Study Taiwanese Firm's IP Asserted in Suit Against Pacific Biosciences Found Partially Unpatentable The Scan Omicron's Sewage Path The New York Times writes that testing sewage is helping public health officials track Omicron. IBM Sells Part of Watson Health The Wall Street Journal reports IBM is selling part of its Watson Health business to an investment firm. Identifying the Right Whales The Boston Globe writes that genetic testing has helped identify North American right whales and find that weaning can take place earlier than thought. Science Papers on Approach to Quickly Sort Single Cells, Alternative Splicing in Cancer In Science this week: high-speed sorting of single cells using fluorescence imaging, and more.