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The Seattle startup is looking to partner with pharmaceutical companies and offer its yeast fusion sequencing technology as a contracted research service.

The company said the money from the transactions will help it boost adoption of its ConfirmMDx and SelectMDx prostate cancer tests with urologists and payors.

The Boston-based synthetic biology firm said it will use the funds to grow its cell programing platform, which it will make available to startups.

The company, founded in May 2018 and headquartered in Guangzhou in southern China, has developed a CRISPR-based rapid diagnostics platform for pathogen detection.

The synthetic biology and DNA data storage firm will use the funds to launch its BioXp 3200 automated gene synthesis and cloning platform.

The company, founded earlier this year, is developing a technology for the detection of low-frequency genetic mutations for diagnostic applications.

The company is developing a test to predict the  risk of a melanoma patient's cancer metastasizing in lymph nodes without the need for biopsy.

The firm did not disclose the size of the funding, which is helping it build on its Centrellis Health Intelligence Platform and move to whole-exome sequencing. 

The Tokyo-based firm said it will use the funding to support prototyping and commercialization of its mass spectrometry and optical spectroscopy instruments.

The firm said it will use the funding to invest in research and development that will improve upon its deep shotgun metagenomic sequencing technology.

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The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: soil bacteria-derived small molecules affect centrosomal protein, microfluidics approach for capturing circulating tumor cells, and more.