molecular cytogenetics Columbia University-led Study Highlights Bionano Optical Genome Mapping Concordance with Cytogenetics Bionano Genomics called the study, presented this week at the American College for Medical Genetics meeting, an "incredibly important milestone" for the company. NIH Awards Two SBIR Grants Totaling $3.9M to Phase Genomics The Seattle-based firm has won two grants each worth $1.9 million to develop proximity ligation assays with applications in cytogenetics. Bionano Genomics Reports Preliminary Q1 Revenues of $1.1M Because of COVID-19, the San Diego-based firm said it was unable to ship new instruments and many users were unable to operate their existing ones. Bionano Genomics Q3 Revenues Rise 17 Percent The San Diego-based genomic analysis firm reported $3.3 million in revenue, driven by growth in North America sales, offset by a decline in international sales. Empire Genomics Lands CE Mark for Several Products The firm's cytogenetic media, immunohistochemistry products, and fish probes have been certified for marketing in Europe. May 31, 2015 ASCO Presenter Touts Comparative Genomics with Dog, Sea Lion Models as Source of Cancer Clues Sep 28, 2010 ACMG Recommends Replacing Karyotyping with Chromosomal Microarrays as 'First-Line' Postnatal Test Premium Jul 28, 2009 Affy Posts 6 Percent Decrease in Q2 Sales as it Prepares to Launch Next-Gen Genotyping Offering Premium Breaking News Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.