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Psomagen Employee Spotlight: Nezar Rghei

We interviewed Nezar Rghei, Psomagen’s Vice President of Commercial Development and Genomic Services, who brings us his 27-year veteran status of working in the life sciences industry. His expertise in genomics applications and valuable insight contribute to Psomagen’s success as a leading Genomic Sequencing Service Provider. Nezar received his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the […]

iGenomX Next Generation Genotyping Paves Way for Mass-Scale Alzheimer’s Research

iGenomX, in collaboration with MindCrowd, applied their RIPTIDETM library preparation technology to an Alzheimer’s research study cohort. MindCrowd utilizes online-based Paired-Associates Learning (PAL) task programs for Alzheimer’s research that allows for web-based memory assessment of more than 1,000,000 participants. Participants from this assessment phase were criteria selected for DNA samples and genotyped using RIPTIDETM High […]

Psomagen, Inc. Expands Precision Genomics Capabilities with 10x Genomics’ Single Cell Sequencing Technologies

ROCKVILLE, MD — February 23, 2021 — Psomagen, Inc., a US-based genetic sequencing and data analysis service provider, is proud to expand its next-generation sequencing capabilities to include end-to-end single cell sequencing (SCS) services. These services, which include gene expression and single cell immune profiling, are powered by the Chromium platform and Next GEM-based technology […]

COVID-19 Testing Industry Consortium Survey Helps Us Understand Pandemic’s Challenges

As one of the newest members of the COVID-19 Testing Industry Consortium, we wanted to share with you the results of our Back-to-Work survey. The survey, conducted last fall,  represents the experiences of 77 organizations across the United States. We hope the information inside will help us understand the intricacies of the ongoing pandemic challenges […]

Methods of Detecting COVID-19

It seems like eons ago that the nation saw its first cases of COVID-19. In the early stages of the outbreak, the coronavirus was all anyone could talk about. Questions like, “How infectious is it?”, “What are the symptoms?”, and, “Who is at risk?” were at the forefront of our thoughts and conversations.  As time […]

The Viral Evolution of COVID-19

To the knowledge of scientists and the CDC, the family of coronaviruses has been around since the mid-1960s. One of the most deadly of these viruses came about in the early 2000s when Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, otherwise known as SARS, emerged in China. A decade later, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) developed in […]

The Relationship Between Weight Loss and Genetics

Your DNA determines your hair color, nose shape, and eye color, so it makes sense that your genes play a role in your weight as well. Part of your ability to lose weight is encoded in your DNA, which is why everyone reacts differently to diets and workouts. Harvard Health has found that each person’s […]

Is Spice Tolerance Genetic?

Spice tolerance differs vastly from person to person. While you may enjoy devouring an entire plate of hot wings in one sitting, your eating companion may not even be able to put pepper on their food without turning red. This begs an interesting question: Are we born able to enjoy spicy foods or is this […]