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Sigma-Aldrich has been developing reagents for the Genius platform for about a year.

This article was originally published February 17.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) –GenapSys said today that it has raised $37 million in a Series B financing round to support commercialization of its next-generation sequencing platform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DNA sequencing technologies startup GenapSys has raised $8.5 million of a target goal of $13.6 million, the company disclosed in a document recently filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Informatics startup Syapse said this week that it has raised $3 million in Series A venture capital funding to support continued development of software for use in next-generation sequencing-based diagnostics.

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies said this week that it has appointed Ron Nersesian to be company president as well as chief operating officer, effective immediately.

This article has been updated with additional information from GenapSys.

Genapsys has expanded its management team and scientific advisory board.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute said today that it has pumped $19 million into new research and development projects that seek to bring down the costs of DNA sequencing.

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GenapSys of Menlo Park, Calif., is developing a DNA sequencing instrument that will be based on label-free nanosensor array technology.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.