NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Autism diagnostics firm SynapDx today said that it raised $15.4 million.

Google Ventures led the round with Foundation Medical Partners also a new investor. Founding investors North Bridge Venture Partners and General Catalyst Partners also participated in the round.

The funding will be used to support Lexington, Mass.-based SynapDx as it develops a blood-based diagnostic test for autism spectrum disorder. The test is designed to help clinicians identify children with autism earlier than can be currently diagnosed.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.