Trace Genomics wants to be a "23andMe for farms," TechCrunch writes. As GenomeWeb has reported, the startup company has raised $4 million in seed funding and has launched a $199 test to analyze soil samples for a dozen disease-causing pathogens.
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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.
Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.
In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.