Roche Venture Fund Epic Sciences Raises $13M in Series B Round NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Epic Sciences today announced it has completed its Series B financing round raising $13 million. Germany's Curetis Begins Clinical Trial for MDx Platform, Pneumonia Test Cartridge Premium Germany's Curetis has initiated a prospective clinical trial in the European Union for its Unyvero molecular testing system and P50 Pneumonia test cartridge, the company said in February. German MDx Startup Curetis Nets Roche Venture Fund, Forbion as New Investors Premium By Ben Butkus Roche, Forbion Invest in MDx Firm Curetis NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Curetis today announced its Series A financing round has increased by €9.6 million ($13.3 million) bringing the total amount raised in the round to €34.1 million. Pfizer, Roche Join $14.6M Financing for Mass Cytometry Startup DVS Sciences Premium According to founder and CEO Scott Tanner, the funds will go primarily toward ramping up production of CyTOF instruments, reagent production, and the establishment of a global sales and service team. Breaking News Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.