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 […]

Psomagen, Inc. Partners with Swift Biosciences to Fill the Increasing Need for Genomic Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 Variants

ROCKVILLE, MD — April 13 2021 — Psomagen, Inc., a US-based genetic sequencing and data analysis service provider, is collaborating with Swift Biosciences (now part of Integrated DNA Technologies), a pioneer in the development of research-use-only library preparation kits, to offer comprehensive SARS-CoV-2 variant determination using next-generation sequencing (NGS). Early in the pandemic, public health […]

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 […]

Sequencing Data to Develop Recombinant Vaccines

Introduction Eradication and prevention of infectious diseases are achieved most often via vaccination. The common or traditional vaccines are made using the actual pathogen material, such as modified live or killed (inactivated) viruses. The use of these types of vaccines is sometimes associated with serious side effects. For some infectious agents, it is often difficult […]

HLA and Pharmacogenetics

Introduction For years, the unpredictability of drug reactions has served as an underlying uncertainty in the safety of medications. This is because many of these reactions are specific to certain individuals and populations and under specific circumstances with an unknown basis. Adverse drug reactions can be very medically devastating, leading to severe consequences including death. […]

The Promise and Security Risks of using Cloud-Based Informatics Solutions for Human Genomic Data Analysis

Introduction The ability for medical and research scientists around the globe to share data has enhanced the progress of medical discovery and healthcare delivery. Instant access to information via cloud-based technology by researchers and healthcare providers allows more time spent acting on and processing data. However, large bodies of data (aka “big data”) generated through […]

How Transposons are Changing the Sequencing Industry

What Are Transposons Mobile DNA segments that can change position, transpose, are transposons (or transposable elements). These “jumping genes” discovered by Barbara McClintock 70 years ago exist in species of all kingdoms, from bacteria to humans. Transposons make up large portions of a species’ genome and have key biological functions. In humans, transposons make up […]