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 […]

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 […]

The Relationship Between Sleep and Genetics

We all know someone who can run on just a few hours of sleep, and another person who needs more than the recommended eight hours in order to function. While science isn’t entirely sure of all the reasons that humans need to sleep or what exactly the body does during sleep hours, researchers at the […]

Hereditary Baldness: The Genetics of Hair Loss

Hair loss is a natural and common phenomenon that affects millions of Americans at some point in life. According to the American Hair Loss Association, those struggling with the effects of this condition are affected professionally, socially, and emotionally. In fact, it’s not uncommon for men experiencing hair loss to change career paths as a […]

What Is Gut Health and Why Does It Matter?

When you hear the word “bacteria,” what comes to mind? Most people immediately think of germs that cause harmful infections. But did you know that not all bacteria are bad? In fact, your body is more bacteria than it is human — you have 10 times more bacteria than cells! Approximately 100 trillion bacteria, both […]