NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GeneNews this week said that it had closed the first tranche of a private placement offering of its common shares, raising C$1.7 million (US$1.5 million).

The Toronto-based firm issued around 6.8 million common shares at a price of C$.25 per share. It plans to use the proceeds to support continued marketing of its ColonSentry test in Canada, and for pre-launch activities for the test in the US, Europe, and Asia.

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American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.

A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.

Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.

In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.

May
15
Sponsored by
Tecan

This webinar will discuss how an algorithm-driven synthetic biology system can enable engineering of biological systems for a range of applications.

Jun
20
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

In this webinar, Michael Quail of the R&D Sequencing team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute will provide an expert perspective on library prep for next-generation sequencing.

Jun
28
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This webinar will review a standardized, high-throughput, and fully automated library prep protocol for human metagenomic analysis.