private financing Fauna Bio Raises $9M in Seed Money The company is developing drugs using genomic and other data from animals that have developed protective traits against disease and environmental stress. Forensic Genomics Firm Othram Raises $18M in Series B Round The company sequences DNA from degraded or low-input source material and has been working with academic researchers, forensic scientists, and others on unsolved crimes. 54gene Raises $25M in Series B Round 54gene was founded in 2019 to gather genomic, phenotypic, and other data relevant to Africans to improve healthcare in this population. A-Alpha Bio Raises $20M in Series A Financing The startup said it has partnered with Twist Biopharma and Lumen Bioscience to use its yeast-based protein-protein interaction method in drug discovery. Genome Medical Raises $60M in Series C Round, to Acquire Telehealth Firm GeneMatters GeneMatters provides genetic counseling, care delivery software, and patient engagement tools and will become a subsidiary of Genome Medical. Aug 5, 2021 Berry Oncology Raises $99.2M in Series B1 Round Aug 2, 2021 InterVenn Biosciences Closes $201M Series C Round Jul 27, 2021 IMIDomics Raises $16.5M in Series A Round Jul 26, 2021 Canine Genetics Firm Embark Veterinary Raises $75M in Series B Round Jul 20, 2021 DNA Manufacturer OriCiro Genomics Raises ¥800M in Series B Round Jul 8, 2021 With $6M in Seed Funding, MIT Spinout Glyphic Biotechnologies Building Proteomic Platform Premium Jul 8, 2021 MiRxes Raises $77M in Series C Round to Speed Progress of Early Cancer Detection Tests Jul 6, 2021 Telo Genomics Raises $2.1M in Private Placement Jun 30, 2021 Apton Biosystems Raises $24M in Series A Funding Jun 29, 2021 DNA Sequencing Firm Element Biosciences Closes $276M Series C Financing Round Jun 23, 2021 Liquid Biopsy Startup Adela Launches With $60M Series A Financing Round Jun 16, 2021 Angstrom Bio Raises $3M in Private Financing Jun 15, 2021 Progenity Raises $40M in Private Placement Jun 10, 2021 LetsGetChecked Closes $150M Funding Round May 28, 2021 Binx Health Raises $104M in Series E Round May 27, 2021 GenapSys Raises $70M in Series D Financing May 18, 2021 Atonarp Raises $50M in Series D Round May 13, 2021 Cue Health Raises $235M in Private Funding May 6, 2021 TwinStrand Biosciences Raises $50M in Series B Round Apr 28, 2021 Kromatid Receives $2M Investment From BroadOak Capital Partners Load More Breaking News GenXys, Helix Partner to Provide Clinical Decision Support for PGx Testing Persephone Biosciences, Janssen Biotech Ink Biomarker Discovery Agreement Personal Genome Diagnostics, Cleveland Clinic Join Forces to Advance Liquid Biopsy PhenoTips Raises C$2.5M in Seed Funding Fauna Bio Raises $9M in Seed Money Phosphorus Wins Conditional New York State Approval for GeneCompass Consumer Test The Scan Two J&J Doses Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports. Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post. Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics. PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.