Circulomics, Bionano, Sage Science, RevoluGen, and others have been developing methods for extracting DNA hundreds of kilobases and up to megabases in length.
The round was led by Meritech Capital, with participation from Fidelity and Wells Fargo, and brings the company's total financing to date to $243 million.
The index's 13 percent gain was below the 39 percent surge of 2017 but occurred despite the poor performance of index stocks in December.
Loop's synthetic long read kits and services will be sold by several companies in countries including China, Australia, France, and Germany.
The company offers kits and services based on a synthetic long-read sequencing technology that enables short-read sequencers to generate long-read data.
At the ICG-13 conference, BGI previewed a high-throughput sequencer, MGISEQ-T7, that will be commercially available in 2019 and have a throughput of up to 20,000 genomes per year.
The investment bank said that PacBio's SMRT sequencing technology has always been attractive compared to traditional NGS shotgun sequencing.
An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Researchers have assembled the genome of the orange clownfish.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to identify bacterial plasmid sequences, long-read sequencing of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain, and more.
Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.
Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.
Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.
In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.