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The company plans to use the funds to support development of an early cancer detection test and expansion of its CDx sales force.

The firm has developed a microbiome analytics platform for supply chain management that combines next-generation sequencing and artificial intelligence.

The genome informatics company will apply the new capital to deploy the DNAnexus Apollo platform for multi-omics data science exploration, analysis, and discovery.

GreenLight Biosciences is using a proprietary cell-free RNA production technology to develop RNA-based products for the agricultural market.

The round was led by Meritech Capital, with participation from Fidelity and Wells Fargo, and brings the company's total financing to date to $243 million.

The San Diego-based company plans to use the funding to support the development of its molecular electronics-based DNA sequencing technology.

With this latest financing round, the Cambridge, UK-based developer of genomic data management software has raised a total of $3.2 million to date.

The startup plans to use the funds to scale its single-cell DNA analysis technology for blood-based cancer research and expand into CRISPR applications.

The company plans to use the funds to develop and commercialize its lead product, a mass spectrometry-based glycoproteomic blood test for ovarian cancer.

The company, established as a merger between A*STAR MedTech spin-off MiRXES and venture capital firm Venturecraft, has developed a blood test for early-stage stomach cancer.

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The Hastings Center's Erik Parens argues in a Scientific American opinion piece that the current pandemic underscores the need to reconsider the hope placed in genomic medicine. 

The Los Angeles Times writes that Operation Warp Speed has an ambitious timeline for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australia is launching its trial of preconception carrier testing Tuesday.

In PNAS this week: autosomal genes commonly affected by loss-of-function variants, variants implicated in testis development disorders, and more.