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The firm's technology uses DNA sequencing, artificial intelligence, and a microbial database to interpret soil health and identify potential disease risk.

The firm will use the funding to advance commercialization of its RNA disruption assay and continue its breast cancer response therapy trial.

The award comes after DNAe completed the first phase of a contract valued at up to $51.9 million, which BARDA initiated in September 2016.

The company offers kits and services based on a synthetic long-read sequencing technology that enables short-read sequencers to generate long-read data.

Menlo Park, California-based Clear Labs, which raised a combined $19.5 million in Series A and B financing rounds, has raised $45 million to date.

The firm said it will use the financing to continue marketing its Engineered Cells and CRISPRevolution product lines and to expand in Europe and Asia.

Berkeley Lights markets the Beacon platform — a light-based nanofluidics platform for single-cell selection, characterization, culture, and export.

The financing round will support uBiome's ongoing efforts to commercialize its clinical microbiome analysis, sexually-transmitted disease, and gut wellness tests.

The company said it will use the proceeds to develop new liquid biopsy tests to predict drug response in cancer patients.

The company, which has raised $320 million to date, will use the new funds to grow operations and expand into new therapeutic areas and geographies.

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The US has sent its formal notice of withdrawal from the World Health Organization, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The Harvard Crimson reports that Harvard and MIT are suing the Department of Homeland Security and ICE over the new international student visa policy.

Science reports that a draft spending bill would increase the US National Institutes of Health budget by 13 percent.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: algorithm to determine molecular sequence types and other microbial features, computational method to uncover R-loop structures, and more.