By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics startup Xagenic today announced the closing of a Series A financing round that raised C$10 million (US$10 million).

CTI Life Sciences Fund and the Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund led the round, with "significant participation" by Qiagen, Toronto-based Xagenic said. The money will go toward the development of a decentralized molecular diagnostic platform for use in doctors' offices, clinics, and hospital systems.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.

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30
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This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.