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.
An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.
In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.
The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.
The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.