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The company plans to use proceeds to further invest in its development of molecular testing and other strategies in the preventive medicine space.

Over the next month the company plans to expand its preconception screening test, which it launched widely earlier this year, by adding about 90 X-linked disorders. 

With the new certification in hand, the company plans to expand its business in the US through its Pennsylvania-based subsidiary, B. Braun CeGaT.

Last year, GenePeeks raised $16 million in a Series B funding round from 5AM Ventures, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Alexandria Venture Investments, Alta Partners, and others.

Precision medicine platform developer 2bPrecise, a subsidiary of Allscripts, will develop and test genomics care protocols with Mayo Clinic.

At the European Society of Human Genetics annual meeting in Copenhagen this week, several groups presented studies involving automated facial analysis software. 

Paralogs may compensate for a mutated gene in tissues other than the disease-affected ones, researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel found.

FDNA's Face2Gene suite analyzes phenotypic data, including facial features, from rare disease patients.

The company, which has offices in Italy and New York, outsources the analysis to partner laboratories and offers genetic counseling as an option.

The company has installed Illumina's HiSeq X sequencing platform and expects to sequence 20,000 genomes by the end of next year.

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Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.