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The company said that the funds will allow it to take its ReadyPlex rapid blood group genotyping assays into clinical trials and commercialization.

CEO Brad Gray said the firm has outgrown its existing sales model and will be looking to add both new sales leadership and new consumables sales roles.

SMiLE-seq combines antibody arrays, mechanical trapping, and next-generation sequencing readouts to provide a new platform for characterizing DNA-protein interactions.

The funding will support manufacturing of the firm's Idylla PCR-based diagnostics platform and worker training at its Mechelen, Belgium facility.

Frameshift plans to commercialize two applications: one for data quality control and a second for identifying mutations in rare and Mendelian disorders.

Its first client, Haystack Bio, will use Genecloud to analyze and store single-cell genomics data for a proprietary platform it is developing for the immunotherapy market.

The partners have integrated WashU's VarScan with Appistry's GenomePilot, which provides preconfigured workflows for clinical NGS.

DiaGenomi offers a number of tests that combine DNA analysis with information about lifestyle and medical results to provide disease risk assessments.

The company is currently recruiting early adopters to put Mastermind, its proprietary database of curated genomic variants, through its paces prior to full launch next year. 

The sensor features a DNA-based steric hindrance method, and can detect the presence of antibodies in whole blood in less than 10 minutes.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.