NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Autoimmune molecular diagnostics firm Ignyta said this week that it has raised $5.5 million in an expanded Series B equity financing round.

Additionally, the firm received a $500,000 capital term loan in June 2012 from Silicon Valley Bank bringing the total in Series B-related proceeds to $6 million.

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In Nature this week: mouse genome functional analysis, more sensitive chromatin immunoprecipitation, and more.

The Center for Data Innovation and HealthITNow argue for re-building of genomic research infrastructure.

A Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill to require articles resulting from federally funded projects to be made publicly available, according to ScienceInsider.

The US is heading toward another budget showdown, Nature News says.