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Symbolized by its first time exhibiting at HIMSS, Roche Diagnostics is using data to bridge the worlds of imaging, sequencing, diagnostics, drug discovery, and treatment.

After slow, organic growth in imaging, the Spanish startup is courting major healthcare companies for a buyout as the genomics market presents major opportunities.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: transcriptional regulation of the inflammasome NLRP3, and more.

Simulated population data suggests that the lifetime risk of cervical cancer is lower for women who stop screening after a negative DNA test for oncogenic HPV.

The companies will jointly promote Visiopharm's Phenomap image-analysis software alongside Fluidigm's Hyperion imaging system and related products.

Genomic analysis uncovered genetic, transcriptional, and drug response shifts between different cultures, or "strains," of the same human cancer cell lines.

The deals cover Plexbio's IntelliPlex 1000 πCode Processor and the PlexBio 100 Fluorescent Analyzer for the IVD and life science research markets.

The companies will integrate Agilent's Seahorse XFe96/XFe24 Analyzers with BioTek's Cytation 1 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genetic diversity of MERS in African camels, centromere evolution in Cryptococcus, and more.

DCell, a visible neural network, uses deep learning techniques to model cellular behavior almost as accurately as has been observed in laboratory settings. 

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The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.