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NEW YORK – A-Alpha Bio, a University of Washington spinout, has raised $2.8 million in seed financing to develop its next-generation sequencing-based method for characterizing protein-protein interactions.

The Seattle-based firm will use the funding to support R&D and validation of its yeast-based AlphaSeq technology, which combines synthetic biology and NGS readouts to provide quantitative data on protein interactions at scale.  

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A Harvard University professor has been charged with making false claims regarding funds he received from China, the New York Times reports.

Discover magazine reports that animal dissections might dissuade students from science careers, but that a firm has developed synthetic frogs for dissections.

Nature News reports that a US panel is reviewing current guidelines for federally funded gain-of-function viral research.

In PNAS this week: de novo mutation patterns among the Amish, an alternative RNA-seq method, and more.

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