Lifecode

The deal, which comes about three months after Lifecode's acquisition by MedGenome, marks Vela's first foray into the genomic data interpretation market.

The acquisition will give India's MedGenome access to a CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory in the Bay Area so that it can expand its operations in the US.

The previously undisclosed Series A Round financing was led by Sequoia Capital, Mayo Clinic, and Mayo Ventures. 

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.