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The financing round brings the total amount of funding for Micronoma, a developer of microbiome-based cancer detection technology, to $6.5 million.

In Science this week: functional importance of NOVA1 in human evolution, and more.

Researchers used CRISPR to reintroduce an archaic variant of NOVA1 into cortical organoids to study how a human-specific variant may have affected evolution.

The study's findings could also point to potential treatment candidates for post-traumatic stress disorder, the researchers said.

The company has developed an analyzer to run PCR, immunochemistry, and cytometry tests at the same time for a variety of diseases including COVID-19.

The researchers found likely deleterious de novo tandem repeat mutations that were more common among individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

In Science this week: updated reference genome assembly for the rhesus macaque, and more.

In Genome Research this week: approach to predict gene expression from single-cell DNA methylation profiles, oral microbiome of children with cavities, and more.

The Washington Post reports on efforts to study human stem cells in microgravity.

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San Diego researchers have received funds to sequence SARS-CoV-2 in the region, NBC 7 San Diego reports.

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SARS-CoV-2 vaccine developers are evaluating further vaccine doses as well as modified doses to keep up with new viral variants, according to CNN.

The New York Times reports that a new viral variant of concern has been identified in New York City.

In Nature this week: spatiotemporally resolved map of the human cell cycle, folding single-cell RNA sequencing into cancer drug studies, and more.

According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.