By Tony Fong

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sample preparation firm IntegenX today said that it has acquired biosample storage firm GenVault. It also announced it has raised $15.6 million in a financing round.

Stevan Jovanovich, president and CEO of IntegenX, declined to disclose the terms of the deal but said the purchase moves the company further upstream in the sequencing market.

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The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

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