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The Rehovot, Israel-based precision medicine firm will use the funding to scale clinical trials and expansion to the UK.

The company is also working on a diagnostic COVID-19 test, called LamPore, that will run on its MinIon and GridIon nanopore sequencing platforms

The startup aims to develop a low-cost, high-throughput proteomics platform that combines biochemistry with computer science and information technology.

Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz led the round, joined by 8VC, SV Angel, Allen & Co, and several other undisclosed private investors.

The new funds will be used, in part, to support ChromaCode's expansion into resource-limited communities in low- to middle-income nations.

The first version of the platform, which the company submitted for Emergency Use Authorization to the US FDA last week, analyzes RNA extracted from a swab.

The cancer test developer will use the funding to commercialize its enrichment-based NGS panels. An IVD test also got CE marked.

Cerevance, a drug discovery firm employing the transcriptome sequencing method, raised $45 million in Series B financing earlier this month.

The UK-based firm anticipates that it will have a high sensitivity test available in a few months that can detect active infections.

The deals are with institutional investors and more than 1 million American Depositary Shares will be offered at A$1.75 per ADS.

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The FDA and CDC call for a pause in administering Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine while reports of rare blood clots are looked into, reports the Wall Street Journal.

According to the Associated Press, a Swiss program aims to shepherd long-term science projects and diplomacy.

CNN reports that two new studies suggest the B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant may be more transmissible, but may not lead to more severe disease.

In PNAS this week: analysis of pathway affecting acute kidney injury, parental-specific allelic expression in horse placenta, and more.