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A VentureBeat article talks about the recent funding surge for biotech firms and medical device companies this year. While funding is still at a six-year high, it dropped 19 percent this quarter to $1.1 billion, compared to the same period last year when biotech investment reached $1.8 billion, more than double what the industry raised a year earlier.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

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