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 Oncocyte Posts $1.1M in Q1 Revenues, Beating Wall Street Expectations Namocell, SingLab Technologies Ink Distribution Agreement for Singapore Mitochondrial DNA Analysis Uncovers Influence of Genetic Variation on Hundreds of Phenotypes Bipolar Disorder GWAS Meta-Analysis Points to Potential Treatment Targets Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Dutch DNA Biotech Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Singular Genomics, Invitae, COVID-19, and More The Scan Gap in COVAX Doses BBC News reports that COVAX is experiencing a vaccine shortfall, as the Serum Institute of India has paused exports. Sanofi, GSK Report Promising Results The Wall Street Journal reports that the candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline has had encouraging early results. Influence of Luck The New York Times examines how the US avoided variant-fueled increases in COVID-19 cases. PLOS Papers on Retina GWAS, Hantaan Virus, COVID-19 Phenome-Wide Association Study In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of retinal morphology, analysis of hantaan virus found in a mouse, and more.