microscopy Expansion Sequencing Improves on Church Lab's In Situ Transcriptomics Method Premium Researchers have developed a higher-resolution in situ RNA sequencing method that relies on physically expanding a polymer network that holds the RNA. Vizgen Plans Launch of Spatial Transcriptomics Platform Based on MERFISH Technology Premium The Harvard spinout wants its instrumentation and reagent packages to ease the transition for labs interested in high-resolution imaging studies. RareCyte Targets Spatial Biology Market with New Orion Instrument Premium The company has developed a microscopy system that allows imaging of a full pathology slide in 21 channels with a single staining process and a rapid turnaround time. Washington University, BostonGene Expand Kidney Cancer Research Collaboration WUSTL will evaluate BostonGene's software, which integrates data from NGS with immunofluorescence imaging to profile tumors and their microenvironments. Vizgen Launches With $14M Series A Financing The firm, cofounded by several Harvard University researchers, is commercializing a single-cell spatial transcriptomics technology called MERFISH. Jul 12, 2018 Bruker Acquires German Microscopy Specialist JPK Instruments Jul 12, 2018 Omic, Microscopic Analysis Elucidates Otzi's Last Meal Breaking News Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study People in the News: New Appointments at Biocept, Novacyt, Centogene, Illumina, More In Brief This Week: Sophia Genetics, Twist Bioscience, Dante Labs, MGI, Codex DNA, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: SpeeDx, Bio-Techne, NuProbe, More DiaSorin Q2 Revenues Rise 20 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand Cepheid Gets $28M From BARDA for SARS-CoV-2 Tests The Scan Interfering With Invasive Mussels The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels. Participation Analysis A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports. Right Whales' Decline A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC. Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.