By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GenoLogics today said that it has raised $8 million in a private round of financing led by Illumina, a new investor in the firm.

The Victoria, British Columbia-based bioinformatics firm said that the funds would be used to accelerate product development for future clinical applications and new desktop sequencing systems and to expand its sales and marketing functions.

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A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

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