Next-Generation Sequencing The latest news on next-generation sequencing. New PacBio Library Prep Method Helps Cover 'Death Valley' Between Short and Long Reads Premium The method could be used to sequence DNA molecules that fall between short and long reads, but where high throughput and single-base accuracy are required. FDA Approves Takeda's Exkivity With Thermo Fisher CDx for EGFR Exon20 Insertion-Positive NSCLC This is the first time the FDA has approved a drug specifically for NSCLC patients who harbor rare EGFR Exon20 insertion mutations. Jumpcode Genomics, TGen Partner to Test Metagenomic Approaches for COVID Detection The company and institute are collaborating on the development of a diagnostic assay that uses Jumpcode's CRISPR-based reagents and TGen's NGS technology. Strata Oncology Trial Data Support Robustness of NGS Assay for Challenging Samples Premium The company said the results highlight precision oncology implementation challenges and its test's ability to help overcome these issues. Additional Identifications Two 9/11 World Trade Center attack victims have been identified using next-generation sequencing, according to the Washington Post. Sep 9, 2021 Cedars-Sinai, Tempus Partner on Molecular Database Initiative Sep 1, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific, AstraZeneca Team up to Develop CDx for Targeted Drugs Aug 24, 2021 Cerba Research, ACT Genomics to Open Joint Lab Facility in Taiwan Aug 23, 2021 Genetron Health, Yikon Genomics Team up for Reproductive Health Sequencing Assays Aug 20, 2021 Labcorp, CCORN Ink Partnership to Address Precision Oncology Disparities Aug 18, 2021 Datar Cancer Genetics Expands Business from Treatment Monitoring to Dx and Screening Premium Aug 10, 2021 Biodesix Q2 Revenues Shoot up but Fall Short of Wall Street Expectations Aug 6, 2021 Illumina Sequencing Instrument Sales, COVID-19 Surveillance Continue to Boost Business Premium Aug 3, 2021 Burning Rock Biotech, Impact Therapeutics Partner on CDx for PARP Inhibitor Senaparib Jul 20, 2021 PacBio's Omniome Acquisition Aims to Shorten Path to Clinical Testing Market Premium Jul 16, 2021 FDA Approves Foundation Medicine's Liquid Biopsy Test as CDx for Novartis' Tabrecta in NSCLC Jul 14, 2021 Illumina, Sanigen Partner on NGS-Based Food Safety Testing in South Korea Jul 13, 2021 Genetron Health Receives CE Mark for Lung Cancer Sequencing Assay Jul 7, 2021 New Haplotagging Method Offers Low-Cost Phasing, Genome Scaffolding With Short-Read Sequencing Premium Jul 6, 2021 ACT Genomics Acquires MC Diagnostics Jun 30, 2021 Twist Bioscience Acquires NGS Library Prep Tools Developer iGenomX for $35M Jun 29, 2021 DNA Sequencing Firm Element Biosciences Closes $276M Series C Financing Round Jun 23, 2021 Genomic Testing Cooperative's Hematologic Neoplasms, Solid Tumor Tests Receive NY State Approval, Medicare Coverage Jun 22, 2021 LetsGetChecked Partners With California Department of Public Health for COVID-19 Sequencing Jun 21, 2021 JP Morgan, Cowen Initiate Coverage of Singular Genomics Systems Load More Breaking News GenXys, Helix Partner to Provide Clinical Decision Support for PGx Testing Persephone Biosciences, Janssen Biotech Ink Biomarker Discovery Agreement Personal Genome Diagnostics, Cleveland Clinic Join Forces to Advance Liquid Biopsy PhenoTips Raises C$2.5M in Seed Funding Fauna Bio Raises $9M in Seed Money Phosphorus Wins Conditional New York State Approval for GeneCompass Consumer Test The Scan Two J&J Doses Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports. Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post. Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics. PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.