PCR-based diagnostics BGI Group Vows to Sue Ex-Business Partner for Defamation BGI Group said it will take legal action against Deming Wang, who has repeatedly alleged BGI Genomics’ PCR tests are inaccurate, causing the firm's stock to drop. Roche to Acquire TIB Molbiol to Expand Infectious Disease Test Portfolio TIB Molbiol already has more than 45 CE-marked tests available on Roche's LightCycle PCR instruments and its MagNA Pure sample prep systems. CRISPR-Based Wearable Diagnostics Enable SARS-CoV-2 Detection Through Mask Premium Synthetic biology and CRISPR have enabled researchers to develop wearable sensors that can detect a variety of viruses and bacteria, including SARS-CoV-2. Hologic Banking on MDx Acquisitions to Elevate Long-Term Revenue Growth Premium The company has invested revenues from its pandemic testing business to buy assets that are growing faster than its base business. ACMG Presentation Highlights Broad Institute's Massive Expansion of COVID-19 Testing Program The Broad's clinical research sequencing lab now runs 135,000 tests each day and routinely tests more than 100 higher education sites and 40 schools in the state. Apr 16, 2021 Scope Fluidics Gets CE Mark for Rapid MRSA MDx Panel Feb 25, 2021 German Nucleic Acid Sample Prep Startup Rides COVID-19 Testing, Automation Waves Premium Jan 5, 2021 Illumina, Helix Collaborate on CDC-Coordinated Coronavirus Surveillance Sep 15, 2020 Fulgent Genetics Wins Utah COVID-19 Testing Contract Sep 9, 2020 Fulgent Genetics Shares Rise on News of Miami-Dade County Coronavirus Testing Deal Aug 19, 2020 Oppenheimer Initiates Coverage of Fulgent Genetics With Outperform Rating Aug 17, 2020 Fulgent Genetics Opens CLIA-Certified Lab in Houston, Raises Revenue Guidance Aug 6, 2020 SARS-CoV-2 Study Documents Viral Dynamics in Young Adults With or Without Symptoms Aug 5, 2020 Fulgent Genetics Touts Returns on COVID-19 Testing Investment Premium Aug 4, 2020 Fulgent Genetics Revenues More Than Double in Q2, Driven by COVID-19 Testing Jul 31, 2020 NIH Awards $249M to Seven Firms for Rapid Acceleration of COVID-19 Diagnostics Jun 26, 2020 Iowa Startup FBB Biomed Pursues RNA Blood Test to Predict COVID-19 Disease Severity Premium May 20, 2020 Mammoth Biosciences, GSK Developing CRISPR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic for Home Testing Premium May 15, 2020 Case Study Shows Power of SARS-CoV-2 Genome Testing to Track Viral Spread, ID Strains Premium May 4, 2020 Fulgent Genetics Q1 Revenues Jump 44 Percent Apr 29, 2020 UCSF, Stanford, CZ Biohub Receive $13.6M to Study Bay Area COVID-19 Spread Apr 16, 2020 UCSF, Mammoth Bio Develop Rapid Coronavirus Diagnostic Using CRISPR-Cas12 Method Mar 25, 2020 Sentinel Diagnostics Looks to Expand Global Influence With SARS-CoV-2 Test Mar 3, 2020 Ubiquitome Pushes Compact PCR System for Decentralized Coronavirus Testing Premium Feb 24, 2020 Luminex Submits Verigene II Respiratory Assay for FDA Clearance Load More Breaking News Bio-Rad Laboratories, Cytek Biosciences Partner on Flow Cytometry Reagents Tecan Inks Deals for NGS Library Prep System With Element Biosciences, Singular Genomics Genomenon, Flagship Biosciences Partner on Biomarker Discovery, Companion Dx Development Velsera to Integrate Arima Genomics Gene Fusion Test in Pierian Clinical Platform Evonetix Raises $24M in Extended Series B Funding Round The Scan Study Points to Tuberculosis Protection by Gaucher Disease Mutation A mutation linked to Gaucher disease in the Ashkenazi Jewish population appears to boost Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistance in a zebrafish model of the lysosomal storage condition, a new PNAS study finds. SpliceVault Portal Provides Look at RNA Splicing Changes Linked to Genetic Variants The portal, described in Nature Genetics, houses variant-related messenger RNA splicing insights drawn from RNA sequencing data in nearly 335,700 samples — a set known as the 300K-RNA resource. Automated Sequencing Pipeline Appears to Allow Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Lineage Detection in Nevada Study Researchers in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics describe and assess a Clear Labs Dx automated workflow, sequencing, and bioinformatic analysis method for quickly identifying SARS-CoV-2 lineages. UK Team Presents Genetic, Epigenetic Sequencing Method Using enzymatic DNA preparation steps, researchers in Nature Biotechnology develop a strategy for sequencing DNA, along with 5-methylcytosine and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine, on existing sequencers.