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Persistent Systems Receives $18.8M in Venture Capital Funding

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - Software product development company Persistent Systems has received $18.8 million in venture capital funding from Norwest Venture Partners and Gabriel Venture Partners.


The Pune, India-based company has a life sciences operation that specializes in providing software for storing, sharing, querying, annotating, and visualizing microarray, proteomic, genetic, and clinical data.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.