Congenica

Irish rare disease research center FutureNeuro is partnering with software vendor Congenica to bring sequencing to the point of care for genetic epilepsies.

As of this week, the project had sequenced 39,500 genomes and returned reports for about 3,000 rare disease families and more than 600 cancer patients.

British genomics interpretation software vendor Congenica inked a deal with a Portuguese hospital to analyze whole-exome sequencing data for the In2Genome project.

UniteGen will use the Sapientia clinical genome analysis software platform as part of a large-scale genomics project in China.

The companies are bundling their software and hardware with the goal of accelerating "DNA-to-diagnosis" time in clinical settings

Congenica will use the proceeds to establish its presence in the US and China, where it will court not only clinical genetics labs, but specialists, academics, biotech, and pharma.

The company will use the proceeds from the round to invest in sales and marketing efforts for its Sapientia clinical genome analysis platform, as well as for R&D.

Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.