NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – German start-up Oncgnostics recently raised €1 million ($1.1 million) to support clinical trials of an epigenetic assay called GynTect test for assessing cervical cancer risk.

The Jena-based firm raised €500,000 of the money via a crowdfunding mechanism called Seedmatch, with VC group and current investor, Beteiligungsmanagement Thüringen (BM-T) providing matching funds.

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Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.