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. 

Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.