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The firm is part of a research consortium that is led by Mount Sinai and includes Fluidigm to develop a device to detect epigenetic signatures of WMD exposure.

The firm has launched both a public offering of common stock as well as a private placement of warrants, expecting to bring in around $20 million from the transactions.

The Royal Oaks, Michigan-based firm anticipates launching the assay — which currently analyzes 214 genes for prostate cancer risk — for research-use-only applications in H2 2020.

The Boston-based synthetic biology firm said it will use the funds to grow its cell programing platform, which it will make available to startups.

The firm is offering approximately 13.8 million shares and the same number of warrants to purchase shares, which will be sold together.

NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.