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The firm plans to use the cash to support commercial expansion of its NIPT to all US states and fund R&D for future diagnostic tests, including liquid biopsies.

The Cambridge, UK-based gene synthesis firm plans to use the funds to accelerate development of its silicon platform and introduce a desktop device.

La Jolla, California-based DermTech has agreed to sell common and preferred stock to a number of undisclosed institutional investors.

The financing follows InformedDNA's signing of definitive agreements to receive growth capital investments with a number of investment groups.

The company is developing an RNA sequencing kit based on a technology that enables barcoding in a test tube format to prepare samples for single-cell profiling.

The company is developing a platform that is designed to provide an overview of an individual's health based on sequenced genetic data and other metrics.

The Series B round, which includes new and existing investors, follows the Belgian firm's completion of a €7.7 million private placement in 2016.

The firm, cofounded by several Harvard University researchers, is commercializing a single-cell spatial transcriptomics technology called MERFISH. 

The University of Utah spinout said it will use the funding to enhance and expand its NGS-based Explify microbe identification platform and support its lab.

The firm has opened a $10 million Series A financing round that it expects to close in late summer to support running clinical studies for its assay.

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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.

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.

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

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