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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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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.