NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Having announced this week the close of a $26 million Series B financing round, diagnostics developer HealthTell is now working to build out its planned CLIA lab and commercial infrastructure with the aim of launching its first test next year.

The company has not announced the specific disease it plans to target with its test but it will be in the autoimmune space, CEO Bill Colston told GenomeWeb.

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Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

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.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.