Search-engine company NextBio this week said it has pocketed $7 million in a Series B round of private-equity financing to help it grow its data center, install more servers, and put more infrastructure in place.
“We want to build up the data center to be able to support hundreds of thousands of users over the next couple years,” CEO Saeid Akhtari told BioInform this week.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.