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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Next-generation sequencing and interpretation provider Personalis has closed a $22 million Series B financing round, the company said today, bringing total investments in the firm to more than $42 million.

Personalis, provider of genetic sequencing and data interpretation to researchers and clinicians, this week formed a UK subsidiary and appointed Mark Dronsfield as the director of European sales.

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute has elected Gregory Lucier to chairman of the board. He will take over from M. Wainwright Fishburn Jr., who will remain a member of the board.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Personalis has formed a UK subsidiary, Personalis UK Limited, to serve its customers in Europe.
Menlo Park, Calif.-based Personalis provides researchers and clinicians human DNA sequencing and interpretation services.

People in the News: Adam Lowe

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Personalis has hired Adam Lowe as its vice president of marketing. In this role, Lowe will recruit and lead Personalis' marketing organization and serve as a key member of its management team.

People in the News: Adam Lowe

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Personalis has appointed Adam Lowe as its VP of marketing. Lowe previously served as VP of commercial operations at Oxford Nanopore Technologies.

People in the News: Adam Lowe

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Personalis has appointed Adam Lowe to vice president of marketing. Lowe previously served as vice president of commercial operations at Oxford Nanopore Technologies.

Atul Butte, an associate professor in Stanford University's School of Medicine, was recently named as one of 13 Open Science Champions of Change by the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy for his efforts to use and support open data in biomedical research.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genomic services startup Personalis today said that it completed the Illumina CSPro certification for sequencing on the HiSeq and MiSeq platforms.

Bioinformatics firm Golden Helix has hired Andreas Scherer to be its new president and CEO.
Scherer has managed large global software services businesses, and he started his executive career at AOL/Netscape.

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