private financing Angstrom Bio Raises $3M in Private Financing The company is developing a nanopore sequencing-based test to simultaneously detect SARS-CoV-2 infection and identify variants of the virus. Progenity Raises $40M in Private Placement The firm said it will use the funds to support its operations, to invest in its molecular testing research and development program, and for working capital. LetsGetChecked Closes $150M Funding Round The company will use the funding to launch care pathways, which will provide remote care for patients with chronic conditions. Binx Health Raises $104M in Series E Round The Boston-based company said it will use the funds to ramp up manufacturing of its FDA-cleared Binx io molecular point-of-care instrument, among other things. GenapSys Raises $70M in Series D Financing The new funding will enable the Redwood City, California-based company to further develop its semiconductor-based sequencing platform. Breaking News JP Morgan, Cowen Initiate Coverage of Singular Genomics Systems Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Danaher, Becton Dickinson, 23andMe, and More Berry Oncology, Alibaba Health Partner to Offer Early Cancer Screening, Health Services Roche Receives FDA EUA for PCR-Based, Point-of-Care SARS-CoV-2 Test Decode Study Identifies Proteomic Predictors of All-Cause Mortality In Brief This Week: Natera, Bruker, Bayer, and More The Scan Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research. Who's Getting the Patents? A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports. Other Uses CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2. PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.