NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Pharmacogenomic testing firm AltheaDx announced today that it has closed a $27 million Series D financing round.

AltheaDx sells a portfolio of tests — marketed under the IDgenetix brand name — that analyze genes involved in the metabolism and pharmacological activity of drugs, to provide clinicians with information about the functionality of metabolic enzymes and biological drug targets for a specific patient.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

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