NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Tute Genomics said this week that it has raised $1.5 million in a seed round of funding to advance its genome analysis software.

The company also said that it raised an additional $300,000 from AngelList, a fundraising platform for startups, through its new syndicate mechanism.

Investors in the seed round included Wilmington Pharmatech, Salt Lake Life Science Angels, Peak Ventures, Park City Angel Network, and individual angel investors.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

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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