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Eagle Genomics Raises $9M

NEW YORK — Eagle Genomics said on Monday that it has raised $9 million in funding from a group of investors led by Environmental Technologies Fund (ETF).

The investor group also included Granpool Innovated Investments, Bpd Partners, Anatom Holding, and Northeastern University researcher Albert-László Barabási.

Cambridge, UK-based Eagle said it will use the money to further develop its e[datascientist] platform, which uses artificial intelligence to analyze genomic and microbiomic data at scale for assessing the viability, efficacy, and safety of products. The company will also use the funds to continue its commercial expansion in Europe and the US.

In early 2019, Eagle closed a $3.5 million financing round, which was also led by ETF It said at the time that it would use those funds to work on e[datascientist] — formerly known as e[automateddatascientist] — and to open offices in Paris and New York.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.