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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cancer diagnostics and prognostics firm Cernostics recently announced it raised $1.4 million in a Series B financing round.

The funds will be used to further develop and commercialize the Pittsburgh-based company's lead product called TissueCypher:Barrett's. Its technology, Cernostics said, quantifies whole slide digital images, providing more information and accuracy than traditional subjective tissue diagnostics and will help eliminate uncertainty around treatment for Barrett's esophagus.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.

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This webinar will discuss data from a recent real-world comparison study evaluating performance of two cell-free DNA methodologies as first-line prenatal screens.

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31
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Isoplexis

This webinar will discuss the application of single-cell proteomics and immune-imaging in adoptive cell therapy (ACT) for cancer.