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The companies are joining BioView's Duet imaging system with Ruby Nanomed's Rubychip microfluidic device for circulating tumor cell isolation.

The firm is planning to use its platform to offer a spatial gene expression analysis service early next year, with other analytes to follow.

The Stanford University spinout cofounded by Euan Ashley will use the funding to develop its microfluidics-based cell sorting and analysis technology.

Illumina Ventures led the round for the Santa Clara, California-based firm, which is developing applications for its optical detection technology.

In Genome Research this week: unrecognized spread of SARS-CoV-2 in New York last February, assay of cell line responses to drug treatment, and more.

In PNAS this week: similar muscle protein patterns across hypertrophic cardiomyopathy phenotypes, analysis of gene expression and brain anatomy in major depression, and more.

In Nature this week: a suite of papers describing functional elements within the genome, and more.

The companies hope to combine their technologies to provide pharmaceutical customers with an end-to-end workflow for multiplex histological staining and imaging. 

Strands of Four

New Scientist reports that researchers have found a quadruple-stranded form of DNA within healthy human cells.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.


The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.

The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.

In Science this week: single-cell lineage tracing technique applied to study lung cancer metastasis, and more.