Sequencing Technology

Sequenom reported Q1 revenues of $37.8 million, falling short of the Wall Street estimate of $38.6 million.

The financing comes from new and existing investors and will be used to fund research and development of the firm's T cell and B cell receptor sequencing projects.

The company also expects to deliver a clinical sequencing system to Roche by the second half of next year.

The partners will study the association between genetic variants and chemotherapy side effects to find biomarkers for an upcoming NGS pharmacogenomics panel.

The solutions will combine RainDance's digital droplet technology and single-molecule barcoding technology with PacBio's proprietary long-range DNA amplification technology.

Methods and compositions for DNA fragmentation and tagging by transposases
Multibase delivery for long reads in sequencing by synthesis protocols
Determination of KIR haplotypes associated with disease
Methods and apparatus for detecting molecular interactions using FET arrays
Recombinant polymerases for improved single-molecule sequencing
Methods and apparatus for single-molecule sequencing using energy transfer detection

In Cell this week: Leukemia-like disease in soft-shell clams, mNET-seq method for profiling growing transcripts, and more.

While James Watson and Francis Crick are credited for discovering the structure of DNA, Rich proved their theory of a double helix structure was correct when he produced a distinct image of the structure.

Nature News reports that early users of Oxford Nanopore's hand-held MinIon are giddy about the technology and its uses. 

According to MIT Technology Review, Apple is collaborating with researchers to develop apps for consumer DNA testing.

May
28
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This online seminar will demonstrate how RNA-seq analysis in a model organism can provide insights into human disease. 

Jun
23
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This webinar will demonstrate how automated liquid handling workstations can reduce bottlenecks in library preparation for next-generation sequencing, enabling scientific advances in genomics research that were not possible five years ago.