Odyssey Thera announced this week a new, undisclosed equity financing round that the firm said it will use on R&D.
 
Merck, which led the round with existing investors Burrill, HBM Partners, and Healthcap participating, will play an “expanding“ role as an Odyssey collaborator around Odyssey’s cell-based assay technologies, Odyssey Thera CEO John Westwick told CBA News.
 

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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.