Lab7 Systems

The company said it will use the proceeds to further develop its core software platform, and to hire additional programmers and bioinformaticians.

Their combined offering will provide customers with a single solution for managing lab operations and performing sequence analysis and mutation identification.  

Lab7 Systems has released a beta version of its next-generation sequencing data workflow management software platform, available for download to early-access users from the company's website. The company is planning updates to the software every four to six weeks.

Lab7 Systems has launched a beta version of its next-generation DNA sequence data workflow management software platform. The company is seeking feedback from beta users that will further development of its software which is expected to launch fully later this year.

Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.