private financing Cue Health Raises $235M in Private Funding The company recently received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA for a SARS-CoV-2 test that runs on its portable molecular diagnostics system. TwinStrand Biosciences Raises $50M in Series B Round The company is commercializing an error-reducing duplex sequencing technology that can identify ultra-low frequency genomic variants. Kromatid Receives $2M Investment From BroadOak Capital Partners The company will use the funds to accelerate commercialization of its directional genomic hybridization products and for ongoing product development. Ultivue Closes $50M Series D Financing Round The company said it would use the funds to expand commercialization of its InSituPlex technology and grow its research and development efforts. Sample Prep Startup SimplSeq Raises $2M in Seed Funding SimplSeq will use the money to validate its nucleic acid sample preparation technology, shore up its intellectual property, and launch its first products. Breaking News New California Condor Genome Assembly Reveals High Genetic Diversity DiaSorin Q1 Revenues Rise 53 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, GP-write, Twist Bioscience, KogeneBiotech, More In Brief This Week: Pacific Biosciences, PerkinElmer, Unilabs, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Berkeley Lights, Castle Bio, IsoPlexis, More DermTech Q1 Revenues up 62 Percent The Scan Call to Look Again More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration. Not Always Trusted In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports. Identified Decades Later A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports. Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.