The investment bank said that PacBio's SMRT sequencing technology has always been attractive compared to traditional NGS shotgun sequencing.
The funding will support the further development of Aperiomics' deep metagenomic shotgun sequencing-based test for identifying infectious disease pathogens.
Researchers profiled the composition and gene content of microbial communities in mouth, gut, and vaginal samples collected from 10 pregnant women.
The firm will use the grant to accelerate the commercialization of synthetic DNA standards and algorithms licensed from the University of Minnesota.
Researchers saw subway line-specific microbes on the hands of subway riders, with increased skin microbial community convergence in samples from evening commuters.
The researchers said that metagenomic sequencing approaches could be used to study whether and how flies serve as mechanical disease vectors.
The researchers plan to work with the NIH's Genome Research Alliance for Transplantation consortium to compare their method with others.
The company hopes to raise funding this summer and has been conducting pilots with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: MicrobiomeAnalyst, Cancer PanorOmics, and more
The team's assembly represents 95 percent of the genomic sequence of barley, the most complete version of that genome to date.
The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.
The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.
Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.
In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.