NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Trana Discovery said today that it has completed a $720,000 Series A financing round to support development of a high-throughput platform for screening infectious disease treatments.

Trana, based in Cary, NC, said that undisclosed angel investors contributed to the financing round. Trana also said that Gary Shipman, managing partner of Wilmington, NC-based law firm Shipman & Wright, helped secure the funding and will join the company's board of directors.

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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

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