NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Georgia Tech spinoff Axion Biosystems announced today that it has closed a $6 million equity financing.

The company, which manufactures the Maestro multiwell microelectrode array platforms, said it will use the proceeds to support the growth of its life science instruments product line. The Georgia Research Alliance Venture Fund led the investment.

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The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

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