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 Its COVID-19 Diagnostic Services to Include At-Home Saliva Collection Kits

ROCKVILLE, MD — July 06, 2021 — Psomagen, Inc., a CLIA-certified genetic analysis service provider, is adapting to the public’s changing COVID-19 testing needs by expanding its SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic services. In addition to its GutBiome and Gene Trait testing, the company now offers direct-to-consumer saliva collection kits for diagnosing COVID-19 for adults age 18 and […]

PODCAST: Ethical Discussions of Whole Genome Sequencing

Should we? These experts answer that question in Part 2 of our Talking Techniques podcast with BioTechniques: David Dimmock Senior Medical Director at Rady Children’s Institute of Genomic Medicine Christine Stanley Chief Director of Clinical Genomics at Variantyx Take Ogawa Chief Commercial Officer at Psomagen   RELATED CONTENT: 🎥 VIDEO Whole-Genome Sequencing for Precision Medicine […]

PODCAST: How Whole Genome Sequencing is Bringing New Treatment Options to Life

Join us as we talk with experts in rare disease research, clinical practice, and WGS technology about how its bringing disease diagnostics and treatment to life: David Dimmock Senior Medical Director at Rady Children’s Institute of Genomic Medicine Alan Beggs Director of The Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research at Boston Children’s Hospital Sir Edwin […]

VIDEO: The Future of Whole Genome Sequencing: What’s in Store?

This video explores how clinical whole genome sequencing (WGS) is bringing precision medicine to life with new treatments, advanced diagnostics, and more. Join us as we introduce the technique’s impact from academic research to clinical application.   RELATED CONTENT: 🎙 PODCAST Talking Techniques: Episode 1 Whole-Genome Sequencing: Navigating the ‘Diagnostic Odyssey’ in Rare Disease Research […]

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 […]

How Can Genetics Help Predict Diseases?

If you could unravel your DNA and see if your genes indicate a high risk for certain diseases, would you do it? What if this knowledge meant you could make lifestyle changes and reduce your risk? Genomic medicine makes this possible, and it’s opening up an entire world of possibilities for our health. Computer technology […]

The Role of Genes in the Severity of COVID-19 Symptoms

The new strain of coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 is a highly contagious yet highly selective respiratory virus that continues to puzzle researchers and medical professionals. At first, it seemed as though only the elderly and those with underlying health conditions were at risk of developing severe symptoms and dying from the virus — […]

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 […]