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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics startup Xagenic today announced the closing of a Series A financing round that raised C$10 million (US$10 million).

Xagenic's technology uses nanostructured microelectrodes to create highly sensitive nucleic acid sensors that it claims can detect DNA and RNA "at record-breaking speed."

The firm is creating a class of chip-based molecular diagnostics that rely on nanostructured microelectrodes to achieve "highly sensitive nucleic acid sensors that detect DNA and RNA with record-breaking speed."


ScienceInsider reports that rude and unprofessional paper reviewers are common and can have harmful effects.

The US Senate has confirmed Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, according to the New York Times.

CNBC reports Apple is partnering with Color Genomics to offer its employees free DNA screening for disease.

In Science this week: researchers use CRISPR tool to find gut microbiome molecules involved in immunity, and more.