The company will collaborate with Duke on cancer biomarker discoveries, and intends to use and commercialize the markers through agreements with drug developers.
The NC-based startup is led by a former LabCorp executive and is seeking partnerships to bring molecular diagnostic products to market.
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.