Circulomics, Bionano, Sage Science, RevoluGen, and others have been developing methods for extracting DNA hundreds of kilobases and up to megabases in length.
The USC spinout is also developing nanoparticles for targeted sequencing, biomolecule isolation, and other applications.
The companies will build and screen novel DNA-encoded libraries for use by Pfizer in its drug discovery efforts.
By modifying a library construction method, researchers were able to analyze tiny amounts of small RNAs.
Over the next half year, iGenomX plans to roll out its sequencing library prep chemistry for linked read sequencing.
Under the terms of the deal, Color Genomics will integrate Kapa Biosystems' library construction reagents into its NGS workflow.
The company's genome assembly service is the first in a series of planned commercial offerings based on its sequencing-assembly protocol.
The partners aim to enable automatic processing from a wide range of sample types, such as nucleic acids extracted from sorted cells, fine needle aspirates, formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue, and other limited or degraded clinical samples.
NuGen's Encore NGS Library/Multiplex Systems and Ovation 3'-DGE System, OpGen's Argus Optical Mapping System
The researchers said the method increases the number of samples that can be sequenced at once, reduces the cost per sample, and will be particularly amenable for viral sequencing projects.
23andMe and Airbnb have partnered to offer "heritage travel," according to Venture Beat.
China may include regulations protecting genes and embryos in its update of its civil code, Nature News reports.
In Nature this week: exome sequence analysis of individuals with type 2 diabetes, genomic prediction of maize yield across environments, and more.
NPR reports on efforts to engineer bacteriophages to destroy antibiotic-resistance bacteria.