Ultima Genomics New York Genome Center Developing WGS Tests for Women's Health Premium The institute established the Women's Genetic Center with Columbia University and is test-driving Ultima Genomics' new sequencer to reduce WGS cost. Ultima Genomics, Exact Sciences Ink Long-Term Sequencing Supply Agreement In conjunction with the deal, Exact Sciences also made an investment of undisclosed size into Ultima Genomics and joined the firm’s early-access program. New Sequencing Companies Raise Hopes, Eyebrows at AGBT Premium With nearly half a dozen new short-read sequencing instruments slated for release in the US over the next year or two, it appears that competition is on its way. Breaking News SD Biosensor, SJL Partners to Acquire Meridian Bioscience for $1.5B Novacyt H1 Revenues Drop 73 Percent on Lower COVID-19 Test Sales MGI Tech, Illumina Reach Agreement in UK Sequencing IP Lawsuit, Enabling Launch of HotMPS Chemistry BforCure Obtains CE-IVD for Point-of-Care COVID PCR Kit Caris Life Sciences Expands Partnership With Epic to Improve Molecular Testing Access The Scan Monkeypox Meeting As the World Health Organization gets ready to hold another monkeypox meeting, the US distributes vaccines and increases its testing capacity. CRISPR's Softer Side A homologous chromosome-templated repair approach to gene editing relies on versions of the Cas9 enzyme that cut a single DNA strand. Pickled? No Problem Researchers come up with an approach for extracting DNA from archived museum specimens. Nature Papers on Long Reads for Bacterial Genomes, Zebrafish Atlas, Hypothalamic Aging in Mammals In Nature this week: near-finished microbial genomes without polishing, zebrafish functional annotation program, and more.