NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Foundation Medicine has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to sell up to $150 million of its common stock in a public offering.

In a Form S-1 filed with the SEC on Thursday, the Cambridge, Mass.-based firm said the "purpose of this offering is to increase our financial flexibility," and proceeds will be used to accelerate its commercial operations and R&D, as well as to expand its technology infrastructure and technology platform, and to fund ongoing and new clinical trials.

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The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.

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