Histology of human pancreatic tissue

Deepcell, Stanford University to Collaborate on Chan Zuckerberg Biohub’s Cell Atlas Project

The Tabula Sapiens program aims to take the organs from the same individual controls for genetic background, age, environment, and epigenetic effects to allow the detailed analysis and comparison of cell types that are shared between tissues.
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology plans to expand its research related to biological treatments and genomics-based clinical diagnosis of patients with hearing loss

Sensorion and Sonova Partner to Research Genetics of Hearing Loss

Swiss audiology tech firm Sonova is partnering French hearing-loss biotech Sensorion to study the genetics of age-related hearing loss in a large, long-term study of newly diagnosed individuals.

Algorithm Allows Quick Detection of Harmful Pathogens in Mixed Samples

A research team based at McMaster University in Canada has developed an algorithm that can design more accurate probes to detect infectious disease pathogens in mixed samples and help avoid time consuming bulk sequencing.
DNA sequencing

Entire Genomes Can Now Be Assembled Quickly on a Personal Computer

An innovative bioinformatics approach developed at MIT and the Institute Pasteur allows genomes to be assembled within minutes on a standard desktop computer, a process that normally takes many hours and uses high amounts of computing power.
Medical Lab technician hold sample blood for testing

Measuring Pre-Treatment ctDNA May Predict Long-Term Lung Cancer Survival

There are currently no predictive biomarkers for long-term survival after neoadjuvant immunotherapy for lung cancer. However, identifying patients with non-small lung cancer (NSCLC) who obtain long-term benefit from IO is essential to optimize treatment.
Oxford Nanopore lab

Oxford Nanopore’s London IPO Filing Could Top $5.5 Billion in Value

Oxford Nanopore first entered DNA/RNA sequencing in 2014, with an early version of its technology offering the ability to sequence long fragments of DNA, portability, direct detection of DNA molecules, and real-time data streaming for rapid insights and dynamic workflows.
Senior woman losing parts of head feeling confused as symbol of decreased mind function.

Metabolomic Links to Dementia Could Provide New Methods for Diagnosis

Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University measured the levels of 124 different metabolites in whole blood and found that 33 metabolites, split into five different sub-groups, correlated with dementia.
Crowd of people with genetic sequence and highlighted sections at the top of the image

NIH Launches $185M Impact of Genomic Variation on Function Consortium

A new research consortium, which will be given $185M by the National Institutes of Health over 5 years, will try to determine how variations in the genome are actually affecting the body.
Doctor reading test results

Foundation Medicine, Science 37 Partner to Boost Decentralized Clinical Trials

The collaboration will leverage Foundation Medicine’s FoundationSmartTrial solution which identifies potential clinical trial candidates based on the results of tissue or liquid biopsy testing. Patients will then be referred to Science 37 for enrollment and management of the patients via its Decentralized Clinical Trial Operating System.
Doctor advises a patient on the results of a genetic test.

Invitae To Buy Patient-Centric Health Tech Firm Ciitizen in Deal Worth $325M

Medical genetics leader Invitae will acquire patient-data focused tech company Ciitizen in a deal worth approximately $325 million, to help further its plans to democratize genetic testing and make it accesible to more people.