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Ancestry challenged a search warrant it received seeking police access to its DNA database, according to Buzzfeed News.

OpGen said it intends to use the proceeds of the offering to complete its acquisition of German molecular diagnostics firm Curetis, among other things.

The proceeds from the sale will go toward the planned acquisition of Curetis and to support the ongoing submission of its technology to US regulators.

The firm it plans to offer from time to time units of its common stock, preferred stock, one or more debt securities, warrants, or rights to such securities in one or more series.

Biocept is offering 6.25 million shares of its common stock and warrants to purchase up to 6.25 million shares of the common stock at a combined price $1.20 per share and warrant.

The expected net proceed are now $5.4 million, down from an earlier anticipated $9.1 million. Investors reacted negatively to the news today.

The firm has reached a deal with certain investors for the purchase of units comprising OncoCyte common shares and warrants to purchase shares.

Net proceeds from the exercise of subscription rights and warrants are anticipated to be $22.6 million, excluding any proceeds from the exercise of warrants.

The offering was a follow-on to a capital raise during the summer that brought in $6 million. The company's CEO said the additional financing was needed to execute on its business plan. 

The company will use the proceeds to support development of its liquid biopsy tests and the launch of its lung cancer test in the second half of this year.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.