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While NanoString will commercialize its nCounter for research use applications, Veracyte will move its current assays onto the platform to reach a global audience.

The Genetron Health S5 NGS system is based on the Thermo Fisher Scientific Ion GeneStudio S5 and will be accompanied by Genetron-developed assays.

The firm also recently released the results of collaborations with Admera Health and RareCyte that used its multiplex PCR-based target enrichment technology.

The Series A financing will go toward expanding access to its liquid biopsy-based test to more patients in Asia and North America, it said.

The company incurred a net loss of $5.2 million, or $.10 per share, slightly exceeding the $.09 per share loss that analysts had predicted on average.

The company said it intends to use net proceeds from the offering to support development and commercialization for its DetermaVu and Razor assays.

The company signed a distribution agreement in Japan for its Idylla products and also initiated a listing of €150 million in unsecured convertible bonds.

The San Diego-based company said that the number of commercial samples received during the quarter grew 66 percent year over year.

Emerging from stealth mode, the Toronto-based firm will use the platform to identify circulating tumor cells and spur drug development in the lung cancer space.

Some Shrinking

New Scientist writes that experimental cancer drug from Amgen appears effective at targeting cancers with KRAS mutations.

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Forensic genetic firm Verogen has bought the genetic genealogy site GEDmatch.

Researchers have 3D-printed plastic bunnies that encase the information needed to make more such bunnies in DNA, according to Discover magazine.

Dan Rather, the former CBS Evening News anchor and executive producer of a new documentary, writes at the Guardian that everyone needs to know about CRISPR.

In PNAS this week: analysis of FOXA1 upregulation in ER-positive breast cancer, gene editing to correct recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, and more.