Flush with $23.6 million from a new Series A financing round, optical mapping company OpGen is making a fresh start, focusing on developing an instrument for identifying bacteria in clinical microbiology labs instead of providing optical mapping services, according to a company official.
 
“We consider this a restart of the company,” Colin Dykes, OpGen’s chief scientific officer, told In Sequence last week.
 

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

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