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Illumina Revenues Up

Illumina reported increased revenues for the first quarter last week, amid nearly flat net losses.

The San Diego genotyping and oligonucleotide company’s revenues for the quarter totaled $4.3 million, up from $1.3 million for the year-ago quarter. Net losses totaled $9.0 million, up from $8.7 million for the first quarter of 2002. Research and development expenses were $5.7 million, from $7.1 million in Q1 2002.

 

Nanosys GET New Funders in $30M Series B

Nanosys of Palo Alto, Calif., last week announced new investors in the first closing of its $30 million Series B funding. The company’s new investors in an initial closing of funding include CDIB BioScience Ventures, Chiao Tung Bank, China Development Industrial Bank, Harris & Harris, Lux Capital, Quanta Computer, and SAIC Venture Capital Corp.

 

Paradigm Gets $8.4M More in NIEHS Funding

Paradigm Genetics of Research Triangle Park, NC, will receive $8.4 million from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for toxicogenomics studies, in addition to $23.8 million already funded under a five-year contract, the company said last week. The original contract calls for Paradigm researchers to use a gene-expression platform based on technology developed at Agilent Technologies to discern what happens to an organism when an undisclosed variety of toxicants, drugs, and pesticides have been introduced.

Some $2 million will go toward research for the National Toxicology Program.

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.