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.
NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.
According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.
A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.
In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.