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Locus said it will pair the EpiBiome platform with its own CRISPR-based synthetic biology system to develop products that can edit the microbiome.

The firm is selling BioServe to Reprocell as part of Cancer Genetics' transformation and strategic plan to bring itself to profitability.

DiscernDx, which is backed by Khosla Ventures, stepped in to purchase API's assets after lender Square 1 Bank asserted a lien on the company late last year.

The firm plans to use $110 million of the net cash proceeds to pay down debt.

Interleukin said in July that it would liquidate its assets after laying off 63 percent of its workforce and suspending sales of its controversial genetic test.

The sale of assets to the Institute for Environmental Health comes after an extensive review of strategic alternatives for Roka, the company said.

The announcement comes three weeks after Interleukin said it was laying off 63 percent of its workforce and suspending sales of a controversial genetic test.

After selling Focus Diagnostics' products business to DiaSorin for $300 million, Quest now estimates annual revenues of between $7.47 billion and $7.54 billion.

The company said selling this business unit frees it to focus on developing new maternal and fetal health solutions for the US and elsewhere.

Hologic will purchase the assets via its subsidiary Gen-Probe, from which DiagnoCure will repurchase Series A shares worth C$1 million.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.