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IQvia, the lead investor in this round, will work with BC Platforms to integrate genomic and clinical data in a secure environment to support biomedical research.

Individuals with high genetic susceptibility to heart disease but good sleep habits appeared less likely to develop disease than those with poor sleep patterns.

The Federal Trade Commission has authorized staff to use legal action to block the deal pending an administrative trial, set for August 2020.

The firm plans to raise as much as $250 million, according to the document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

The company will use the funding to market its GoodCell Diagnostics service, which combines genetic testing and personally controlled biobanking.

With metagenomic sequencing on birch pitch, investigators sequenced a 5,700-year-old individual from Sweden, along with sequences from her meal and her oral microbes.

The company said that it plans to use the funds to develop and commercialize its Proteograph proteomics platform for research and clinical applications.

Perceptive Advisors led the round, joined by new and existing investors. ArcherDx will use the proceeds to launch a companion diagnostic and expand globally.

The companies are aiming to use microbial biomarkers to predict the development of precancerous adenomas and carcinomas.

The firm will use the new funds to accelerate development of products, expand partnerships, and support commercialization of its two multiplex panels.

The House bill also includes funding increases for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration.

The firm said that with this clearance it now provides a comprehensive menu of VZV and HSV tests from swab and cerebrospinal fluid specimens.

A sequencing study of patients with early-onset dementia often found pathogenic or likely contributory variants in several genes.

A sequencing study suggests circularized DNA may be a more common source of somatic rearrangements in neuroblastoma than previously appreciated.

The Cobas Zika test is for use on Roche's Cobas 6800/8800 systems to screen blood donations and detects Zika virus RNA in samples of human plasma.  

Last week, GenomeWeb's readers were most interested in Bio-Rad Laboratories' disclosure that it was the victim of a ransomware attack on its network.

The partners will combine the capabilities of S2's Singulator instrument for solid tissue preparation and Dolomite Bio's Nadia single-cell sample prep platform.

The company's +RNAinsight test, a combined DNA and RNA genetic test for hereditary cancer syndromes, was launched in October.

The researchers used the Guardant360 assay and droplet digital PCR to identify genetic mutations in circulating tumor DNA that had been shed into the patients' bloodstream.

The seven-year grant renews funding for the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group, led by Duke University and UCSF, with $15 million in 2020.

News items for the week of Dec. 9, 2019.

Tempus said that Akesogen's lab provides a range of testing services, including for inherited risk of cancer, microbiome profiling, whole-genome genotyping, and more.

The companies will identify and optimize novel CRISPR proteins owned by Mammoth, and then license those proteins to Horizon for use in engineered cell lines.

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The Los Angeles Times reports that a case of the novel coronavirus making people ill in China has been reported in the US. 

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill seeking increased funding for certain fields, including synthetic biology, ScienceInsider reports. 

Discover magazine writes that paleoproteomics is increasing being used in archaeology, paleoanthropology, and paleontology, including a recent study of a 6,000-year-old ring. 

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: mutagenic effects of ultraviolet "A" light, post-transcription effects of synonymous mutations, and more.