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Under the amended agreement, Illumina will pay PacBio $6 million each month until the end of this year and more if the deal is extended into 2020.

Industry experts say a receptive market and investor interest in new technologies have spurred the increase in genomics tools and molecular diagnostics IPOs. 

The company's goal is to serve what it sees as a massive but underaddressed target group: Asian women.

OncoCyte provided additional details about the history of the Razor test, its timeline for making it commercially available, and plans for a follow-on study.

MyHeritage plans to offer Promethease free of charge through the end of this year and to maintain SNPedia as a free resource for academic and non-profit users.

The Genome Sensor — the first product Cardea will market under the Nanosens brand — will allow the user to Google a genome using a single guide RNA.

The companies also launched an early-access program for their first CRISPR-Chip-based product, the Genome Sensor.

OncoCyte believes Razor's CLIA-validated lung cancer prognostic test will complement its in-development DetermaVu lung cancer detection assay.

The combined firm will be based in Gaithersburg, Maryland and will focus on infectious disease diagnostics and antimicrobial resistance prediction services. 

The company announced its European subsidiary priced an offering of €6.20 billion ($6.83 billion) in senior notes to fund part of its purchase of GE's Biopharma business.

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A new study catalogues the genome and evolutionary history of the oak family, UPI reports.

Dog DNA testing is a growing market, but there's still a lot of uncertainty about the accuracy of the results, the Boston Globe says.

A University of South Florida researcher is testing bone fragments to determine if they belong to Amelia Earhart.

In Cell this week: antisense Piwi-interacting RNA responses to endogenous retroviruses, proteomic patterns in hepatocellular carcinoma, and more.