massively parallel sequencing Sequencing Startup Singular Genomics Files for $100M IPO The San Diego-based company, led by a raft of Illumina veterans, is planning to build a new sequencing platform to address genomic and multiomic analysis. Verogen, Eurofins Partner to Implement NGS-Based Forensics A pilot project will validate Verogen's version of the Illumina MiSeq platform and create an implementation model for Eurofins and its partners. Illumina Touts Participation in Global Pathogen, Population Sequencing Initiatives Premium The firm again reiterated its commitment to seeing the Grail acquisition through while laying out its M&A strategy going forward. European Union to Review Illumina's Planned Grail Acquisition Under New Guidance Illumina reaffirmed its commitment to the $8 billion deal and said it does not believe the European authorities have jurisdiction to review it. Long-Read Genome Assemblies Have 'Blind Spots' for Structural Variant Detection Premium Researchers comparing structural variant detection using short- and long-read technologies said assembly-based methods can provide added value, despite missing certain CNVs. Breaking News New California Condor Genome Assembly Reveals High Genetic Diversity DiaSorin Q1 Revenues Rise 53 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, GP-write, Twist Bioscience, KogeneBiotech, More In Brief This Week: Pacific Biosciences, PerkinElmer, Unilabs, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Berkeley Lights, Castle Bio, IsoPlexis, More DermTech Q1 Revenues up 62 Percent The Scan Call to Look Again More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration. Not Always Trusted In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports. Identified Decades Later A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports. Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.