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.

A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.