Atlas Genetics

The company said it will use the funds to expand its menu of STI tests and launch its io rapid diagnostic platform into UK sexual health clinics.

The funding comes from a syndicate which includes all Series C investors and one new investor, Chinese assay developer Wondfo Biotech.

Evaluations of the test, which takes about 30 minutes to perform, demonstrated performance equivalent to a gold standard lab-based test.

The grant will go to Atlas Genetics and St. George's University of London to develop and validate infectious disease and antibiotic resistance testing.

Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.