NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Stat-Diagnostica today announced that it has raised €17 million ($22.1 million) in a Series B financing round.

The Barcelona, Spain-based firm said that it will use the funds to complete development of its Near Patient Testing diagnostic system and to clinically validate its first products. The test platform combines molecular and immunoassay techniques in a single device and can provide results in less than 30 minutes, the company said.

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Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.

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