Circulomics, Bionano, Sage Science, RevoluGen, and others have been developing methods for extracting DNA hundreds of kilobases and up to megabases in length.
With long-read sequencing, mapping, and other approaches, researchers assembled a high-quality genome for Aedes aegypti, a notorious infectious disease vector.
Fresh off its August IPO, the company reported $2.8 million in revenue for the quarter, up from $2.7 million a year ago.
The VGP released its first 15 high-quality reference genome assemblies today, which are part of the project's first phase to sequence 260 vertebrate genomes.
Using Hi-C, genome sequencing, and optical mapping, researchers profiled structural variants in multiple cancer cell lines, leading to potential non-coding drivers.
The company's offering of 3.36 million units at $6.125 per unit — each consisting of one share of common stock and one warrant — is expected to close Aug. 23.
The company plans to offer nearly 2.5 million units at a price of $6.00 to $7.00 per unit, which at the midpoint of the range would raise about $16 million.
In 2017, Bionano had $9.5 million in revenues and a net loss of 23.4 million, or $7.66 per share.
With its Direct Labeling and Staining (DLS) chemistry, currently available to early-access users, Bionano is pushing forward with more contiguous genome maps.
At PAG, researchers from the Rockefeller University Vertebrate Genome Laboratory outlined sequencing and assembly strategies for phase 1 of the VGP G10K.
Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.
Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.
Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.
In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.