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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cytox said today that it has raised £2.6 million ($3.3 million) in new financing. The British genetics company will use the proceeds to support the roll out of its Alzheimer's disease testing service.

GM&C Life Sciences Fund — a Manchester, UK-based seed and early stage venture capital fund managed by Catapult Ventures — led the round as a new investor. Existing investors Perivoli Innovations, the Rainbow Seed Fund, the University of Oxford, and other private investors also contributed.

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Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

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In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.