The firm will use the funds to advance its high-throughput single-cell analysis platform to analyze heterogeneity in cell populations for research and drug discovery.
The assay will combine the company's CytoSort assay with its automated AIR system for imaging, sorting, and isolating single cells and small colonies.
Fueled by an NIH SBIR grant, analytics firm Cytobank is building out its machine-learning algorithms and adding pipelines to support big-picture research.
The researchers found that the diversity of epithelial cell types was reduced in nasal polyps, which contained few glandular and ciliated cells and were enriched in basal cells.
In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.
The automated, whole-genome directional genomic hybridization system can measure de novo random, low-frequency, and complex structural variations.
NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.
Fluidigm reported that its mass cytometry revenues jumped 32 percent while genomics revenues fell 5 percent year over year.
Single-cell RNA sequencing from mouse trachea and human bronchial epithelial cells unearthed new cell types, including ionocytes enriched for CFTR expression.
The companies will work on applying barcoding technology to single-cell measurements of gene and protein expression and to immune cell profiling.
Gene editing could be an issue competitive sports need to address soon, four researchers from Arizona State University write at Slate.
A genetic alteration appears to increase heart failure risk among people of African descent, according to the Washington Post.
In his look back at the past decade, BuzzFeed News' Peter Aldhous writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing has led to "Facebook for genes."
In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.