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The Series E financing will go, in part, toward expansion of the company's US presence by growing its workforce and marketing to more American hospitals.

Using real-time nanopore metagenomic sequencing, researchers ruled out enhanced human-to-human transmission of Lassa virus during an outbreak in Nigeria last year.

DNA sequence data from hundreds of individuals suggest that age, smoking, and alcohol use coincide with the expansion of clones containing NOTCH1 and PPM1D mutations.

Watching CRISPR

The Los Angeles Times says CRISPR gene editing is a field to watch in the next year.

Researchers are developing blood tests to determine people's chronotypes, according to Scientific American.

Modern Grauer's gorillas have experienced a decline in genetic diversity, more so than mountain gorillas, even as both have experienced population decline.

A genetic analysis has uncovered what appears to be Converso ancestry among a large cohort of Latin American individuals, Forbes reports.

Search for Risk

A University College London team aims to examine genetic and other factors influencing eating disorder risk, according to the Guardian.

A new analysis found kidney disease-related pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants in exomes for roughly 9 percent of individuals with chronic kidney disease.

Doing OK

The Guardian reports that biotech in the UK has been reaping investments despite the upcoming Brexit.

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A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.

US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.

According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.

In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.