Cellumen this week pocketed $8.7 million in a Series B round of venture capital financing to help it begin selling its cell-systems platform.
 
In addition, one of its investors said that he believes the company is more likely to merge with another shop or be acquired rather than go public, which is the more typical route for private companies paying off for their venture capital backers.
 

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A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.