NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics firm NeuMoDx has raised $21 million in a Series B financing round to further develop its platform.

Pfizer Ventures led the round. Baird Capital, Venture Investors, and existing investors Arboretum Ventures and the Wolverine Venture Fund, which is managed by students at the University of Michigan, also participated.

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In Nature this week: Icelandic genome sequences, approach to increase CRISPR efficiency, and more.

Testing showing "genetic incompatibilities" have led thousands of couples in Saudi Arabia to call off their weddings, the BBC reports.

Decode Genetics' ability to tell Icelanders, even ones the company hasn't sequenced, about their disease risk brings up ethical questions.

Genetic analysis of Britain's King Richard III and modern descendants of his relatives indicate breaks in the male line.