By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Eureka Genomics has netted $3.7 million in financing through a private round that included individuals and undisclosed angel investors.

The Hercules, Calif.-based company said today that it plans to use the funding to advance its studies of novel microorganisms linked to specific cancers and other diseases, and to boost sales and marketing for its high-throughput sequencing data and bioinformatics service businesses.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.