NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Proteomics firm ProteoMedix said today that it has closed on a Series B equity funding round, raising CHF 3.2 million ($3.62 million) from existing and new investors.

The Zurich-based company, which spun out of the lab of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology researcher Ruedi Aebersold in 2010, plans to use the funds to continue development of its lead product, a protein test for aiding detection of prostate cancer.

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Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.

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