NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Aviir today announced the completion of a $10 million tranche, completing a financing round started in December 2011 that raised a total of $30 million.

Proceeds will be used to build out the Irvine, Calif.-based firm's commercial infrastructure, speed up its nationwide commercial launch, and expand third-party reimbursement efforts, it said. It also plans to use proceeds to begin distribution of the company's cardiac risk test outside of the US, and to create additional laboratory testing services.

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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.

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