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The new hardware expands Garvan's current system so that it can better support large-scale whole-genome and single-cell sequencing initiatives.

The Genome Canada program will encourage the formation of private-public partnerships to develop gene-based technologies for healthcare and agriculture.

Built by two of the creators of Nextflow, former Techstars company Lifebit makes scaleable genomic analysis technology that runs in the cloud.

Silicon Valley VC firm DFJ led the investment in Verge, which is applying machine learning to the development of new drugs for Parkinson's and ALS.

NewStem is developing a technology that uses human haploid embryonic stem cells to predict cancer drug resistance.

It anticipates using the funds to complete the development of its first set of diagnostic products, and for a set of clinical studies to obtain regulatory clearance.

Benchmark led a new investment round in digital lab notebook maker Benchling, which claims 500 percent year-over-year growth in annual recurring revenue.

Luna DNA, which offers a cryptocurrency to reward people for sharing biological and medical data with researchers, has raised $4 million to date.

With the Series B funding, Sytenkabio will consolidate its headquarters in Seoul, validate its technology, and look to expand into international markets.

Large health systems look to the hub-and-spoke model for expanding MDx and other genomic technologies to smaller hospitals, according to HIMSS Analytics research.

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The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.