Seattle-based start-up NanoString moved one step closer to commercializing its molecular bar-coding system with a recent $4.3 million cash infusion from venture capital investors.

The firm began operations earlier this year and is commercializing technology that came out of work done in the lab of Leroy Hood at the Institute of Systems Biology. Krassen Dimitrov, who was director of the microarray facility at ISB, invented the NanoString technology and now serves as chief scientific officer of the company.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.

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