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NextBio Raises $8M in Venture Funding Round

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – NextBio has raised $8 million in a Series C round of financing led by Newbury Ventures, which is a previous investor in the firm, and other private investors.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based bioinformatics firm said that it would use the funds for growing its sales reach and channels and for international expansion.

NextBio recently inked a deal to integrate its ontology-based semantic tools and its collection of public data with Elsevier's ScienceDirect journal collection.

The most recent round follows its series B financing two years ago, which raised $7 million.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.