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The bioinformatics startup has also invested in six other companies, committing $400 million to its data-sharing collaboration.

The firm has not disclosed the specific disease the test will address but has determined this space represents the best opportunity for its array technology.

The company, which also raised $14 million in a Series A round, plans to use the proceeds to commercialize panels of tests for autoimmune diseases.

The work found that individuals have steady immunosignatures over time, suggesting longitudinal testing could prove effective for early disease detection.

The funds will support work to evaluate the effectiveness of the company's immunosignature technology in the diagnosis of brain cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Having refined its platform and manufacturing process, diagnostics firm HealthTell has now moved into clinical feasibility studies with the aim of launching its first test by the end of next year, CEO Bill Colston told ProteoMonitor this week.

Vermillion has named David Jansen its VP of marketing, a new position at the firm. Jansen joins Vermillion from Myriad Genetics, where he held senior marketing roles for the past seven years.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In a study published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute demonstrated the ability o

Biotech firm HealthTell said this week that it has raised $4 million to support development of its immunosignature diagnostic technology.

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has appointed Susan Gregurick to direct its Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology.

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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.