Bionano Genomics Optical Genome Mapping

Bionano Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNGO) has started a preclinical evaluation study using optical genome mapping. The Saphyr system will be used as a research tool to analyze the genomes of couples who have experienced recurrent pregnancy loss or recurrent embryo implantation failure. The study’s objective is to determine whether the improved resolution of OGM, compared …

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Molecular Electronics for 400 Times Faster DNA Reading by 2024

Roswell has deploying Molecular Electronics sensors on standard CMOS chip technology for a mass manufacturable and scalable platform. IMEC and Roswell have completed proof of concept work and are in the final development process. Commercial molecular biosensors will be available in 2021 for biosensing and DNA sequencing applications. Roswell will have rapid, low cost, mobile …

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Commercial Molecular Electronics Chips in 2021

Roswell Biotechnologies and IMEC are partnering to develop the first molecular electronics chips for disease surveillance, precision medicine and DNA storage. They are targeting 2021 for commercial molecular electronic chips. In 2018, IMEC and Candence taped out a 3 nanometer precision test chip. IMEC also has onchip fluid sensors and tiny sensors for internet of …

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7700 Genome Sequences of COVID-19 Track Mutations

The Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID) is one of the databases compiling all of the genome sequencing of COVID-19. The disease is being repeatedly sequenced to track it mutations. Genome sequencing of the disease is being done all of over the world and we are nearly at 8000 genome sequences. Genome sequences …

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Human Genome Sequencing is Free from Nebula Genomics Using Blockchain

Nebula Genomics offers free human genome sequencing. Sign up for free and get matched with research institutions to get free genomic sequencing and other rewards. Harvard Scientist George Church is one of the co-founders of Nebula Genomics. Nebula Genomics liberates genomic big data by making privacy protected individual records scattered across many systems available on …

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Update on genome sequencing costs

For many years, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has tracked the costs associated with DNA sequencing performed at the sequencing centers funded by the Institute. This information has served as an important benchmark for assessing improvements in DNA sequencing technologies and for establishing the DNA sequencing capacity of the NHGRI Genome Sequencing Program …

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Single-nucleus RNA sequencing, droplet by droplet

DroNc-Seq — a technology that merges single-nucleus RNA sequencing with microfluidics — brings new scale to gene expression studies in complex tissues. Last year Broad researchers described a single-nucleus RNA sequencing method called sNuc-Seq. This system enabled researchers to study the gene expression profiles of difficult-to-isolate cell types as well as cells from archived tissues. …

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China embraces embryo selection and state health could cover it within ten years

There is spreading awareness in China of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), a procedure that helps couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) to avoid passing on genetic mutations that could cause disease or disability in their children. Fertility doctor Qiao typically refuses interview requests, but she’s concerned that people aren’t getting the message about PGD fast …

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Digital to Biological converter for on demand bio

Nature Biotechnology – Digital-to-biological converter for on-demand production of biologics Nextbigfuture covered this a few days ago in a biological teleporter article. Synthetic Genomics has developed a digital-to-biological converter for fully automated, versatile and demand-based production of functional biologics starting from DNA sequence information. Specifically, DNA templates, RNA molecules, proteins and viral particles were produced …

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$1500 to sequence newborns in China and $999 for adult whole genome sequencing

Veritas Genetics is offering full genome sequencing of newborns in China,, ordered by a doctor. They will report back on 950 serious early- and later-life disease risks, 200 genes connected to drug reactions, and more than 100 physical traits a child is likely to have. Called myBabyGenome, the service costs $1,500 and could help identify …

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Gene sequencing for rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis and prompt initiation of correct life saving treatment

British scientists have made a world-first breakthrough in the diagnosis of tuberculosis using gene sequencing. The diagnosis can be made in days instead of months. This will enable the prompt treatment with the correct drugs. Researchers in Oxford and Birmingham say they can isolate different strains of the disease using a process called genome sequencing. …

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