Genomics

Oxford Nanopore Stock: The Internet of Living Things

If you took all the stocks in the world and put them in a single basket, about 58% of that combined market cap would be U.S. stocks. If you want to look that number up, just download a fact sheet for the MSCI ACWI IMI Index. All those cryptic acronyms mean that the index includes […]

4 Companies Replacing Nitrogen in Fertilizers

In our recent profile on Motif FoodWorks, we described how the company is turning microbes into biological factories to produce specialized proteins to enhance the production, taste, and texture of plant-based food. It’s only one example of how synthetic biology may someday disrupt our entire food system. Today we’re going to focus on where it […]

SOPHiA GENETICS Stock – A Play on Data Driven Medicine

When artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are able to predict how proteins fold based on amino acid sequences, it makes one wonder why it’s taking so long to move from spray-and-pray medicine to data-driven medicine. Today’s AI algorithms are certainly sophisticated enough, and there’s plenty of delicious big data to be found. The problem lies in […]

Manipulating Molecules with the LUMICKS Platform

In the famous 1968 short film, “Cosmic Zoom”, the viewer starts with a boy in a boat, and zooms out to the Earth, to the solar system, and to the galaxy, until the viewer gets the entire view of the universe. Halfway through the film, the camera view switches direction and zooms into a mosquito […]

When Will Xenotransplantation of Pig Organs Be Possible?

We recently profiled eight companies creating exotic lab-based foods. Dubbed cellular agriculture, the technology to grow meat from animal cells has advanced swiftly in just a few years. One of the first commercial products just hit the menu at a Singaporean restaurant. At $23 for four chicken nuggets, it’s still more of a novelty than […]

Why is Pacific Biosciences Stock Dropping?

When you start to stick your neck out and draw conclusions based on evidence you present, nobody says anything if you’re right. Crickets. However, if your conclusion turns out to be wrong, people will crawl out of their graves to tell the world what a moron you are. That’s just how it goes around here, […]

Calico Purring Right Along With Life Extension Research

Earlier this month, Alphabet (GOOG) took the air out of its Loon subsidiary, a former moonshot project for deploying internet around the world using high-flying balloons. Apparently, the economics just didn’t work out. No word on how much Google’s parent company spent on Loon, but SoftBank had sunk $125 million into the business in 2019. […]

GenapSys Finally Commercializes Desktop DNA Sequencer

Good things come to those who wait, but we’re an impatient bunch here at Nanalyze. It’s no wonder that we decided to write about disruptive technology rather than spend the time actually creating it. Consider that it took an international team of scientists 13 years and $3 billion to map the genes that comprise the […]

When Are Genetic Health Tests Worth Taking?

Investors in Illumina must be stoked about how things have been going so far for a company that commands a dominant market share in one of the most transformative technologies of our time – genetic sequencing. It’s allowed us to pursue promising technologies like gene editing – and now base editing – which means we can start […]

Centogene: Genetic Testing for Rare Diseases

You probably don’t know much about rare diseases unless you’re one of the unfortunate few who are afflicted by one. Not everyone agrees upon how we ought to define a rare disease, but in the United States, that’s considered one that affects less than 200,000 people or about 1 in 1,636 people. While some diseases […]