equity investment

The company said it would use the funding to continue development of its human microbiome research kits, protocols, and software.

Mayo Clinic is taking an ownership stake in sequencing startup Veritas Genetics as it integrates genomics expertise into the myGenome WGS platform.

The financing, led by new investor Foresite Capital, will help DNAnexus deploy its genome informatics technology and expand its clinical trials presence.

The companies partnered last month to develop new personalized cancer diagnostics using the Helomics D-Chip bioinformatics platform.

Luna DNA is a startup genomic and medical research firm that has created a blockchain-based cryptocurrency to reward people for contributing DNA data.

The company will use the money to bring its Elsie genomic information platform to markets internationally.

Envisagenics, which was spun out of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, has developed a platform to help drug companies address RNA splicing errors.

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.

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Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.