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The cancer test developer will use the funding to commercialize its enrichment-based NGS panels. An IVD test also got CE marked.
The firms have entered into a strategic partnership to integrate their respective amplicon-based target enrichment technologies for use in NGS testing.
With the partnership, the companies aim to help researchers streamline their workflows from sample collection to enrichment to interpretation.
The collaboration will combine Twist's target enrichment and sample library preparation kits and Miroculus' Miro Canvas microfluidics system.
The firm also recently released the results of collaborations with Admera Health and RareCyte that used its multiplex PCR-based target enrichment technology.
MGI Tech will market Pillar Biosciences' Onco/Reveal NGS panels alongside its high-throughput, automated library prep systems outside the US.
Under the non-exclusive agreement, the firms will make Twist's portfolio of NGS target enrichment products available for MGI's sequencing platforms.
By sequencing an Indus Valley Civilization representative and related individuals, investigators learned more about the South Asian ancestry, farming history, and languages.
The company believes that Xdrop will find adopters in academia and clinical research, although diagnostics is on its radar.
Nuclear and mitochondrial genome sequences from 120,000-year-old Neanderthal remains from Germany and Belgium revealed genetic ties to more recent Neanderthal populations.
President Donald Trump announced the US would be leaving the World Health Organization, NBC News reports.
CDC head says a new analysis indicates earlier testing wouldn't have caught viral spread, NPR reports.
A study of Great Danes homes in on a genomic region linked to fearfulness.
In PLOS this week: gene expression and epigenetics of Indonesian populations, hookworm parasite secretome, and more.