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Syapse has raised new venture capital to support expansion into community hospitals that want to start precision oncology programs.

Counsyl Raises $80M

The new funding comes from life sciences investment firm Perceptive Advisors. Home Care Assistance CEO Lily Sarafan has also joined Counsyl's board. 

The funding will go toward bringing the BA100 test to clinicians. The test can identify patients most likely to respond to the standard of care chemotherapy treatment.

Spun out of Moffitt Cancer Center, M2Gen and the Total Cancer Care protocols promise rapid advancements in precision medicine, starting with oncology.

Publishing house Hearst is pushing into precision medicine with a $75 million investment in M2Gen, the informatics subsidiary of Moffitt Cancer Center.

Swiss genomic analytics and AI firm Sophia Genetics has closed on a $30 million Series D round, led by new investor Balderton Capital.

With the cash, WuXi NextCode will build out its AI and deep learning, seek partnerships in precision medicine and diagnostics, and commercialize genomic tests.

The company, Gencove, was founded by the developers of a consumer-focused, smartphone-accessible genetic testing program launched in beta as Seeq.

Genoox, which provides data analytics for integrating genomic sequencing information into clinical workflow, said the investment was led by two Israeli VC firms.

GeneNews has signed a binding agreement with multinational private equity firm Milost Global for up to $10 million in equity and debt financing.

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The New York Times profiles 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki and describes how she bounced back from a bad year.

Fotis Kafatos, the founding president of the European Research Council, has died, according to the Associated Press.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of honeybee disease, microRNA profiles of people with lupus nephritis, and more.

The Verge's Angela Chen tried out a gene test for fitness advice, but didn't learn much new information.