Technology New California Condor Genome Assembly Reveals High Genetic Diversity Genetic diversity, which helps the birds adapt in the wild, can also aid conservationists' efforts to breed out deleterious traits and diseases in the species. Bionano Genomics Q1 Revenues Almost Triple The San Diego-based optical genome mapping instrument maker saw record consumables revenue and beat Wall Street's consensus estimate on the top line. Viome Forays Outside Molecularly Informed DTC Wellness Testing With Oral Cancer Assay Premium The firm also hopes to use its metatranscriptomics approach to develop diagnostics and therapeutics for a variety of other disease areas. Diacarta Positioning Liquid Biopsy Assay to Gauge Chemotherapy Response in Multiple Cancers Premium The firm has launched a validation trial for its in-development QuantiDNA cell-free DNA chemotherapy response assay in late-stage smoking-related cancers. Blood Cancer Genetic Risk Loci Found in Retriever Dogs Using a genome-wide association study and multiomic follow up, investigators tracked down genes involved in histiocytic sarcoma in flat-coated retrievers. May 13, 2021 Genetron Health, Siemens Healthineers Partner to Promote Lung Cancer Molecular Testing in China May 12, 2021 PerkinElmer Acquiring Nexcelom Bioscience for $260M May 12, 2021 Early-Stage Lung Cancer Development Traced in Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Study May 12, 2021 Talis Biomedical Discusses Point-of-Care Thesis in First Earnings Call as a Public Company Premium May 12, 2021 Nuclera Acquires E Ink Digital Microfluidics Business May 12, 2021 Sequencing Startup Singular Genomics Files for $100M IPO May 12, 2021 Researchers Reconstruct Ancient Human Gut Microbiomes From Paleofeces May 12, 2021 Berkeley Lights to Launch Subscription Option for Smaller Biotech Firms Premium May 12, 2021 ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR Patents to GenScript Biotech May 11, 2021 Lucence Launches US Validation Study for Liquid Biopsy in Lung Cancer May 11, 2021 Caris Life Sciences Raises $830M to Support Precision Medicine Platform, Liquid Biopsy Development May 11, 2021 Variantyx Expands Into Prenatal, Cancer Testing Premium May 11, 2021 Ancient Oral Microbiomes Reveal Similarities Between Neanderthals, Modern Humans May 11, 2021 BostonGene, Abramson Cancer Center to Collaborate on Immunotherapy Studies May 11, 2021 Sherlock Biosciences Foundation Grants License to Rokline Health for COVID-19 CRISPR Tests May 11, 2021 Biocartis Receives €1.4M Grant to Develop New Technology for Molecular Surveillance May 11, 2021 Berkeley Lights Q1 Revenues Grow 35 Percent May 10, 2021 New CRISPR Base Editor Significantly Reduces DNA, RNA Off-Target Mutations May 10, 2021 Severe COVID-19 Patients Show Antiviral Immunity Defects in Single-Cell Analysis May 10, 2021 Long-Read Sequencing Characterizes Structural Variants in Icelandic Population Load More Breaking News New California Condor Genome Assembly Reveals High Genetic Diversity DiaSorin Q1 Revenues Rise 53 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, GP-write, Twist Bioscience, KogeneBiotech, More In Brief This Week: Pacific Biosciences, PerkinElmer, Unilabs, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Berkeley Lights, Castle Bio, IsoPlexis, More DermTech Q1 Revenues up 62 Percent The Scan Call to Look Again More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration. Not Always Trusted In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports. Identified Decades Later A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports. Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.