genomics

  • Is enterprise genomics good enough yet? Crunch Network

    Is enterprise genomics good enough yet?

    Genomics will make the dream of targeted therapies a reality, which will have a massive health and economic impact. Yet most large life science enterprises, from pharma to providers, have yet to fully adopt genomics as part of their toolkit for clinical trials, development, commercialization and diagnostics. Read More

  • Innovation in genomics and the future of medtech  Crunch Network

    Innovation in genomics and the future of medtech 

    The field of medicine is in the process of being profoundly transformed by new technologies; much of this transformation comes from exciting advances in genomics. Although genomics is relatively unknown to the general public, innovations in the field have started to make headlines: Genetic testing startup 23andMe, the “gene editing” technology CRISPR and the ambitious 100,000… Read More

  • For less than $1,000 you can now pull up your entire genome on your smartphone

    For less than $1,000 you can now pull up your entire genome on your smartphone

    Veritas Genetics was one of the first companies to sequence the entire human genome for less than $1,000 in 2015. It’s now taken that technology a step further by delivering the results of your entire genome in an app. To put in context just how radical this is, consider the first attempt at whole human genome sequencing required $3.7 billion to produce in 2001. It wasn’t until… Read More

  • At-Home Full Genome-Sequencing Is Now Just A Spit Tube Away

    At-Home Full Genome-Sequencing Is Now Just A Spit Tube Away

    DNA sequencing startup Sure Genomics wants to help you learn about your entire genome at the click of a button. Today, the startup opened up an at-home service to the public, enabling consumers to get their full DNA sequence with a single saliva test. Some of the bigger companies in the personal genome space like Knome and Illumina’s Every Genome offer an all-encompassing service for tens… Read More

  • Warburg Pincus, Illumina & Sutter Hill Launch New Genomics Co. Helix With $100M

    Warburg Pincus, Illumina & Sutter Hill Launch New Genomics Co. Helix With $100M

    Based in San Francisco, Helix is aiming to be a central repository for personalized genetic information and provide a marketplace for applications potentially like the ones developed in Illumina’s genome-based accelerator program. Read More

  • Genomics Needs A Killer App Crunch Network

    Genomics Needs A Killer App

    Genomics has undergone a major shift in the last year. The drop in price in the past decade from $3B to $1K to sequence a genome is the 10X force likely to cause an inflection point in a number of health-related industries. But despite the price, right now genomics is a niche product in large part used in and promoted by academia. Read More

  • India’s InterpretOmics Raises $1.7 million To Develop Its Big Data Genome Analytics App

    India’s InterpretOmics Raises $1.7 million To Develop Its Big Data Genome Analytics App

    Hoping to trump heavily-funded and tightly-networked Silicon Valley firms, cashed-up Indian startup InterpretOmics will harness India’s cheap skilled labour resources to develop a $100, mass market app that uses big data methods to analyse DNA. Sometimes it pays to be in the developing world. Read More

  • With $6.25M In Tow, Bina Technologies Wants To Bring Big Data Insight To Genomic Sequencing

    With $6.25M In Tow, Bina Technologies Wants To Bring Big Data Insight To Genomic Sequencing

    Once unfathomably expensive, thanks to scientific and technological advances, the cost of genome sequencing for your average Joe is dropping fast on its way to a big, historical benchmark: The $1,000 genome. We’re not quite there, but we’re getting close. This is exciting for a host of reasons, but particularly because it has the chance to usher in an era of personalized medicine… Read More

  • New Yeast With High Alcohol Tolerance Could Improve Biofuel Production

    At the intriguing intersection of green tech and microbial genomics lies a new discovery that could make biofuel production more efficient and affordable. That discovery is a strain of yeast with above-average alcohol tolerance. Biofuels are made by fermenting crops, and when yeast is used to convert sugars into biomass, the fermentation can create familiar alcohol-based fuels like ethanol… Read More